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HMRC internal manual

VAT Government and Public Bodies

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