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Supplying, or offering to supply, a psychoactive substance, Psychoactive Substances Act 2016 (sections 5(1) or 5(2)) Possession of psychoactive substance Read More

Triable either way unless the defendant could receive the minimum sentence of seven years for a third drug trafficking offence Read More

Publication  —  Consultations  — 

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

News  — 

To support the revision of the Council’s drug offences guidelines, the Council has commissioned research that looks at the sentencing Read More

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.

News  — 

This report will contain findings from statistical analysis of data from the Crown Court Sentencing Survey, investigating the association between Read More

Publication  —  Minutes  — 

Minutes of the Sentencing Council meeting on 20 December 2019.

Publication  —  Minutes  — 

Minutes of the Sentencing Council meeting on 22 November 2019.