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A new non-judicial member has been appointed to the Sentencing Council by the Lord Chancellor, in consultation with the Lord Read More

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New content on some aspects of sentencing has been added to the information for victims section of the site. There Read More

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The Sentencing Council has received over 180 responses from individuals and organisations to its consultation on a revised guideline for Read More

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The revised guidelines on the sentencing of dangerous dogs offences has come into effect today (1 July 2016). The guideline Read More

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An offline version of the Magistrates’ Court Sentencing Guidelines has been developed to ensure that the guidelines are accessible even Read More

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A new non-judicial member has been appointed to the Sentencing Council by the Lord Chancellor, in consultation with the Lord Read More

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We have provided a new fines calculator.  This has been updated to take account of changes to surcharge values, and Read More

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The Sentencing Council has launched a consultation on draft revised guidelines for summary offences in the Magistrates’ Court Sentencing Guidelines. Read More

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The Sentencing Council has published proposals for revisions to some of the magistrates’ court sentencing guidelines. The revisions will cover Read More

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We have issued an update to the money laundering definitive guideline to correct a technical error. The only change is Read More