Fees & Expenses
Fees & Expenses
Freelance Language Service Professionals (LSPs) negotiate their own fees and expenses.
Lipspeakers may be called upon to undertake complex and specialist assignments, for example, in the criminal justice system, higher education, or working in business meetings or at conferences. It is often necessary for them to prepare papers in advance and travel long distances to fulfill assignments. In such circumstances,
Lipspeakers may charge daily or half-daily rates or by the hour
Depending on the duration of the assignment and on other factors such as the complexity of the assignment and the traveling involved. A minimum call-out charge equivalent to three hours is usual. For short assignments further afield a half-day fee may be required. It will always be necessary to contact individual lipspeakers to ascertain the fees that they would charge for a particular assignment.
For long, complex or specialist meetings or meetings with a large audience, it is good practice to have two lipspeakers.
Most organisations recommend the use of public transport where possible. Standard class rail fares are common. Where cars are used rates often vary according to the size of the engine. In all cases,
A meal allowance may be payable according to the length of the assignment and distance to be traveled. For assignments lasting longer than one day, overnight accommodation may be required.
Due to the shortage of
In the event of a cancellation, the following charges are usual:
- If the notice is 15 working days or more – No charge
- If the notice is less than 15 working days and
more than 7 working days – Half charge
- If the notice is 7 working days or less – Full charge
Service providers are responsible for the cost of providing
Under the Equality Act 2010, employers should provide
Association of Lipspeakers
In Association With
The ALS Steering Group
The ALS steering group is made up of working