National Union of British Sign Language Interpreters


Information on our campaigns

  • #ScraptheFramework

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    There are 3 Framework Agreements that will affect most areas of BSL/English interpreting. What are they and how will they affect you?

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  • #FeesFightback

    The race to the bottom is gathering pace. Together with the squeeze on our cancellation terms and travel expenses, this poses a serious threat to the future of our profession.

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Latest guidance & NUBSLI information

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  • Read Survey working conditions 2017

    Read the latest changes in the profession in our 2017 report

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  • Read Interpreter awareness guide

    All you need to know to be able to book a BSL/English interpreter.

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  • Read Survey working conditions 2014-2015

    View our 2014-2015 report into the working conditions of interpreters.

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  • Read Survey Working Conditions 2015-2016

    Read our report on BSL/English interpreters working conditions 2015-2016

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  • Watch & Read Interpreting/translating organisation guide

    Confused by the number of BSL/English interpreting organisations in the UK? Here’s a quick guide to who does what.

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  • Read Trainee/freelance guidance pack

    Are you a new interpreter? Find out what you need to do on setting up as a freelance interpreter

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Latest letters and other resources

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  • Report Dossier of Disgrace

    National Framework Agreements are an unfeasible business model and are damaging to BSL/English interpreters and the deaf community who use them. Our report explains the reasons why and provides recommendations for Government and those providing interpreters.

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  • Guide The dos and don'ts of working with an interpreter

    So you’ve booked an interpreter. Here’s some tips on how to make sure you use them correctly.

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  • Calculator How much will you lose?

    Use our ready reckoner to see how much you stand to lose from agency cuts to fees

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  • Template CPD Template

    Use our continuing professional development template to record your CPD.

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  • Document Myth-busting interpreters' pay

    “Interpreters charge too much” Learn how to reply to comments like this by sharing our myth-busting information.

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  • Letter Agency payments

    Use this letter to reply to agencies who offer unsustainable rates of pay

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