A recent report by the BBC into the cost of Translation by the UK Government estimated that they spend £100 Million per year.
The nation gasped, how could they spend all that. Well the nation don't know the half of it.
I work in translation and I recon that the cost is more like £500 Million! It's all hidden costs you see. Translation disappears into Marketing (yes me again), mysterious project costs and a million (500 to be exact) other things.
If only they bought it in a more sensible way and used Translation Memory and Telephone interpreting they'd save a huge amount.
As you'd expect, as Head of Marketing for Applied Language, I've done a bit of work on this already.
Here are the press releases for more information, oh yes and the podcast.