The definitive guidelines for sentencing terrorism offences were issued on 28 March 2018 and came into force on 27 April 2018. The guidelines included the following offences:


The consultation on the draft guidelines for sentencing terrorism offences was published on 12 October 2017 and closed on 22 November 2017.

Between October and December 2019 the Council held a consultation on revisions to some of the current guidelines for terrorism offences, following significant changes to terrorism legislation brought in by the new Counter Terrorism and Border Security Act 2019. Revised guidelines will be published in due course.

Following the introduction of the Counter-Terrorism and Sentencing Act 2021, the Council is proposing a series of amendments to four existing sentencing guidelines to bring them into line with the new legislation. This consultation opened on 20 October 2021 and will close on 11 January 2022:

 Related documents

To support the guidelines and consultations, the Council also publishes a range of documents. These documents may include consultation responses, statistical bulletins, resource and equality impact assessments and guideline assessments.

Related documents: Terrorism offences