Resource impact of the Government's proposals on Suspended Sentence Orders published

At the request of the Lord Chancellor, the Sentencing Council has considered the resource effects of proposed changes to Suspended Sentence Orders (SSOs) contained in the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Bill.

This work has involved analysis of existing sentencing data, as well as qualitative interviews with Crown Court judges who currently use SSOs and will be affected by any changes introduced. The report is available.