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21 July 2021

The Sentencing Council’s 11th annual report and Lord Justice Holroyde’s third as Chairman. The report documents the Council’s achievements of the year 1 April 2020 to 31 March 2021, which include:

  • Publishing four sets of definitive guidelines, all of which have come into effect:
  • Overarching principles for sentencing offenders with mental disorders, developmental disorders or neurological impairments;
  • Revisions to the magistrates’ courts sentencing guidelines and allied explanatory materials;
  • Firearms offences; and
  • Drug offences.
  • Holding consultations on guidelines for sentencing:
  • Assault and attempted murder;
  • Modern slavery; and
  • Unauthorised use of trademarks.