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Triable either wayMaximum: 5 years’ imprisonment User guide for this offence Guideline users should be aware that the Equal Treatment Read More

Triable only on indictment (if kidnapping or false imprisonment committed), otherwise triable either wayMaximum: Life imprisonment (if kidnapping or false Read More

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The Sentencing Council has published a statistical bulletin and data tables, detailing recent sentencing trends for modern slavery offences. This Read More

Publication  —  Statistical bulletin  — 

A bulletin explaining current sentencing practice for modern slavery offences, to accompany the consultation.

Minor revisions and corrections log: 01 October 2020 Sentencing Council policy on making changes to digital guidelines The Sentencing Council Read more

The changes to the Magistrates’ Courts Sentencing Guidelines and explanatory materials, which we consulted on in early 2020, are now Read more

Publication  —  Consultations  — 

A summary of the responses received to the consultation paper on changes to the Magistrates’ Court Sentencing Guidelines and associated explanatory materials.

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The changes to the Magistrates’ Courts Sentencing Guidelines and explanatory materials, which we consulted on in early 2020, are now Read More

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The new guideline for sentencing offenders with mental disorders comes into effect today, 1 October 2020. Overarching principles: Sentencing offenders Read More

Publication  —  Resource assessment  — 

A resource assessment for the definitive changes to the Magistrates’ Court Sentencing Guidelines and associated explanatory materials.