Sentencing Council publishes guidelines on allocation, offences taken into consideration and totality

The Sentencing Council has published definitive guidelines on three overarching aspects of sentencing: allocation, offences taken into consideration and totality.

The guidelines, which have been issued following a 12 week public consultation, will come into effect on 11 June 2012.

The Council has also published a response to the consultation which summarises some of the very useful feedback and comments we received.

It should be noted that the corresponding Magistrates’ Court Sentencing Guidelines (MCSG) update contains revised relevant weekly income figures which have immediate effect.