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Draft guidelines for sentencing retailers convicted of selling knives to under 18s now open for consultation. Open until 24 August 2022

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The Sentencing Council for England and Wales promotes greater consistency in sentencing, whilst maintaining the independence of the judiciary. The Council produces guidelines on sentencing for the judiciary and criminal justice professionals and aims to increase public understanding of sentencing.