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Publication  —  Consultations  — 

A consultation paper on changes to the Magistrates’ Court Sentencing Guidelines and associated explanatory materials. Closes 15 April 2020.

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Proposals to provide more guidance to courts in England and Wales for sentencing drivers who claim exceptional hardship when facing Read More

News  — 

The Sentencing Council has launched a public consultation on proposed revisions to sentencing guidelines for driving offences disqualifications, breach of Read More

Publication  —  Resource assessment  — 

A resource assessment for the consultation stage of the draft changes to the Magistrates’ Court Sentencing Guidelines and associated explanatory materials.

Start  Finish 22 January 2020 15 April 2020 Respond to the consultation: Download the consultation documents: Consultation Or use the Read More

News  — 

Plans to revise sentencing guidelines for drugs offences in England and Wales were published for consultation today by the Sentencing Read More

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Plans to revise sentencing guidelines for drugs offences in England and Wales were published for consultation today by the Sentencing Read More

Summary of key findings To support the revision of the Sentencing Council’s Drug Offences guidelines, the Council has commissioned analysis Read More

Start  Finish 15 January 2020 7 April 2020 Respond to the consultation: Download the consultation documents: Consultation Or use the Read More

Triable either way Class AMaximum: 7 years’ custodyOffence range: Fine – 51 weeks’ custody Class BMaximum: 5 years’ custodyOffence range: Read More