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Today, the Sentencing Council has published proposals for how courts should sentence people convicted of dangerous dog offences. The proposals Read More

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The government has announced that from today magistrates will be able to give unlimited fines to offenders. This follows provisions Read More

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Two new judicial members have been appointed to the Sentencing Council by the Lord Chief Justice, with the agreement of Read More

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Following a review, the Sentencing Council has decided to stop gathering data using the Crown Court Sentencing Survey. Data collection Read More

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This week, the Sentencing Council, facilitated by the Justice Committee, hosted an event with MPs and peers to highlight the Read More

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Proposed sentencing guidelines have been published today which will assist sentencers dealing with corporate manslaughter, health and safety and food Read More

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The Sentencing Council has launched a consultation on its proposed guidelines for judges and magistrates to use when sentencing people Read More

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Today, the Sentencing Council has published its proposals for how robbers should be sentenced by the courts. A new sentencing Read More

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Claire Fielder, currently Private Secretary to the Lord Chief Justice on criminal justice matters, has been appointed as the new Read More

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The Sentencing Council has published its fourth annual report outlining activities from April 2013 to March 2014. The report details the Read More