On 13 September eCPD Webinars hosted a webinar for members of the Chartered Institute of Linguists and the Association of Translation Companies about the effects of Brexit on linguists. The aim was to publish the results of surveys taken by both organisations before and after the referendum in June 2016 and to take further action in light of the result, which was a disappointment to the majority of both CIOL and ATC members.
Although neither association has any definitive answers as to what is likely to happen in the next months and years – the Government is revealing little – the webinar was an extremely useful tool for deciding on any future action that the associations can take.
By the end of the webinar, a consensus emerged among the participants that they would like to see CIOL and ATC join together with other organisations in this country and in Europe to highlight and emphasise to Government circles the importance of language both now and in the uncertain future of a United Kingdom outside the European Union.
You can view the webinar here. It also contains the results of the pre- and post-referendum surveys carried out by the two organisations.