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20 July 2022

The Sentencing Council Annual Report 2021/22, published today, is the Council’s 12th annual report and Lord Justice Holroyde’s fourth as Chairman. The report documents the Council’s achievements of the year 1 April 2021 to 31 March 2022, which include publishing five sets of definitive guidelines, consulting on five sets of draft guidelines, and holding the first annual consultation on miscellaneous amendments to guidelines.

The report outlines the research and analysis we conducted during the year and shows how that informed the development of guidelines, and sets out the work the Council has done to promote public confidence in sentencing.