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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.

News  — 

The Sentencing Council has launched a public consultation to determine its future direction, balancing its priorities against limited resources. The Read More

Publication  —  Minutes  — 

Minutes of the Sentencing Council meeting on 6 March 2020.

News  — 

**Please note that this event has been postponed until further notice** April 2020 marks the 10th anniversary of the Sentencing Read More

News  — 

This report will contain findings from an assessment of the impact on sentences of the 2017 update to the Magistrates’ Read More

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.

Press releases  — 

Proposals to provide more guidance to courts in England and Wales for sentencing drivers who claim exceptional hardship when facing Read More

News  — 

The Sentencing Council has launched a public consultation on proposed revisions to sentencing guidelines for driving offences disqualifications, breach of Read More

Publication  —  Resource assessment  — 

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