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We opened a consultation today on revised sentencing guidelines for seven assault offences, including common assault and attempted murder, and Read More

Publication  —  Consultations  — 

A consultation paper on the sentencing of drug offences. Closed 15 September 2020.

Press releases  — 

Proposed revised sentencing guidelines for seven assault offences, including common assault and attempted murder, and a new guideline for assault Read More

Publication  —  Resource assessment  — 

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

News  — 

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

Publication  —  Statistical bulletin  — 

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

Publication  —  Minutes  — 

Minutes of the Sentencing Council meeting on 3 April 2020.

News  — 

The Sentencing Council has published an assessment of the impact and implementation of the 2017 update to the Magistrates’ Court Read More

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.