New Explanatory Material

Following a consultation with magistrates and other users of the MCSG, we have, with the assistance of the MCSG working group, undertaken a major revision of the explanatory material – part 5 in the pdf and hard copy.

If you are maintaining a hard copy, you may wish to print this section from the pdf (pages 141 – 196) which can then replace part five in your hard copy.

Please note, whilst we have ensured that references to page numbers within the explanatory materials are correct, some references within the guidelines themselves to pages in part five, may no longer be correct.

Addendum – 16.09.15 new RWI rates, applicable with immediate effect to all cases now being  sentenced where the offender is on benefits/low income or where there is no reliable information available about the offender’s means (regardless of date of offence).