Review of standards for MoJ language service contracts

10th October 2022

Lord Wolfson announced the commissioning of an independent review of the existing qualifications and standards for assignments covered by the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) language service contracts. You can read PI4J’s correspondence with Lord Wolfson below.

The Independent Technical Review is being led by Ann Carlisle. The MoJ confirmed there will also be a Policy Review and we have been informed there is to be a separate review of the value of outsourcing. We have had dialogue with the MoJ regarding the need for independent regulation of public service interpreting and stressed the need for a focus on remuneration, terms and conditions as part of the Independent Technical Review.

7 February 2022

PI4J write to Lord Wolfson welcoming the review and provide recommendations for its scope.

9 March 2022

While there is much to commend in the independent review plans, PI4J urge that consideration needs to be given to the additional resources that will need to be allocated to ensure the desired outcome of the review.

22 March 2022

Lord Wolfson’s response to PI4J’s correspondence.