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Today, the Sentencing Council is publishing two definitive guidelines, on sentencing children and young people and reduction in sentence for Read more

For offences committed on or after 1 March 2017 the fixed penalty for using a mobile phone while driving has Read more

The Sentencing Council has published revised guidelines for offences in the Magistrates’ Court Sentencing Guidelines. The guidelines apply to all Read more

Today the Sentencing Council is launching guidance for sentencing cases of ‘drug driving’. The guidance is to assist those sentencing Read more

The Sentencing Council has published today (25 October 2016) updated guidance for courts about the process that should be followed Read more

The online version of the Magistrates’ Court Sentencing Guidelines has been updated as the revised sentencing guidelines on dangerous dog Read more

An offline version of the Magistrates’ Court Sentencing Guidelines has been developed to ensure that the guidelines are accessible even Read more

We have provided a new fines calculator.  This has been updated to take account of changes to surcharge values, and Read more

The victim surcharge has been increased for offences committed on or after 8 April 2016.  Details can be found in Read more

A definitive sentencing guideline for health and safety offences was published on 17 March and the MCSG now contains these Read more