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Publication  —  Guideline assessment  — 

Assessment of the impact and implementation of the 2017 update to the Magistrates' Court Sentencing Guidelines.

Publication  —  Consultations  — 

In 2020, the Sentencing Council celebrated its 10th anniversary. As part of our anniversary activities, we opened a consultation: “What next for the Sentencing Council?”. In this consultation, the Council called on all those with an interest in criminal justice and sentencing to contribute to a discussion on what the Council’s future objectives and priorities should be.

Publication  —  Minutes  — 

Minutes of the Sentencing Council meeting on 6 March 2020.

Publication  —  Minutes  — 

Minutes of the Sentencing Council meeting on 31 January 2020.

Publication  —  Consultations  — 

A consultation paper on changes to the Magistrates’ Court Sentencing Guidelines and associated explanatory materials. Closed 15 April 2020.

Publication  —  Resource assessment  — 

A resource assessment for the consultation stage of the draft changes to the Magistrates’ Court Sentencing Guidelines and associated explanatory materials.

Publication  —  Consultations  — 

A consultation paper on the sentencing of drug offences. Closed 7 May 2020.

Publication  —  Resource assessment  — 

A resource assessment for the consultation stage of the draft revised Drugs guideline.

Publication  —  Statistical bulletin  — 

A bulletin explaining current sentencing practice for drug offences to accompany the consultation.

Publication  —  Research report  — 

This report contains findings from statistical analysis of data from the Crown Court Sentencing Survey, investigating the association between a range of sentencing factors and offender demographics and the sentence imposed, in England and Wales. The analysis focuses on adults sentenced for the offences of supply, possession with intent to supply and conspiracy to supply a controlled drug of classes A or B, at the Crown Court, between April 2012 and March 2015.