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Today, the Sentencing Council is announcing its proposals for a new sentencing guideline for theft offences. The draft guideline covers Read More

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The way people committing environmental offences are sentenced is changing, with a new guideline for judges and magistrates published today Read More

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The Sentencing Council has published a new sentencing guideline for sexual offences which will help ensure appropriate and consistent sentences Read More

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The Sentencing Council has announced new proposals for how people convicted of fraud, money laundering and bribery should be sentenced. Read More

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New proposals for how environmental offenders like fly-tippers should be sentenced have been launched today by the Sentencing Council. The Read More

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The Sentencing Council has launched a consultation today on its proposals for how guidance for courts on sexual offences should Read More

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From 20 August 2012, courts in England and Wales will be adopting a tougher approach to the way those convicted Read More

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A tougher approach to the way those convicted of dangerous dog offences are treated by the courts is contained in Read More

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

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Today the Sentencing Council has published a new definitive guideline on drug offences. It will bring sentencing guidance together for Read More