Reduction in sentence for a guilty plea

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The definitive guideline on reduction in sentence for a guilty plea was issued on 7 March 2017.

This guideline applies regardless of the date of the offence to all individual offenders aged 18 and older and to organisations in cases where the first hearing is on or after 1 June 2017. The guideline applies equally in magistrates’ courts and the Crown Court.

The consultation on reduction in sentence for a guilty plea was published on 11 February 2016 and closed on 5 May 2016.