This article is a consolidation of the report entitled “Guidance for Local Authorities on Translation of Publications” published by the Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) in June 2009. This in turn was based on the Commission on Integration and Cohesion’s final report, Our Shared Future.
Details have been added about the pan-Government agreement for translation services 05/GEN/25, established by the Office of Government Commerce to allow all Local Authorities to use a low cost translation service.
Our Shared Future
The Commission on Integration and Cohesion is a fixed term advisory body, announced by former Communities Secretary Ruth Kelly, on 24 August 2006. The Commission considered how local areas can make the most of diversity while being able to respond to the tensions it may cause.
In their report (Our Shared Future) they set out a new framework for local cohesion, this was based around four key principles. Read more