Beta This part of GOV.UK is being rebuilt – find out what this means

HMRC internal manual

VAT Government and Public Bodies

HM Revenue & Customs
, see all updates

Government departments and health authorities: Contracted Out Services (COS) Headings: COS Heading 28 - Interpretation and translation services

This Heading covers interpretation and translation services.


  • Simultaneous translation services, for example in person, at events/meetings/interviews, via telecommunication media, etc
  • Translation of documents
  • Where an interpreter is needed during the course of treatment of an NHS patient
  • Sign language