A new judicial member has been appointed to the Sentencing Council by the Lord Chief Justice, with the agreement of the Lord Chancellor.
His Honour Judge Julian Goose QC is a representative from the Crown Court on the Council from 1 July 2014.
More information about Council members can be found here.
The new guideline for environmental offences comes into force today. It covers a variety of offences including those related to the disposal of waste and rubbish and pollution offences, mostly covered by the Environmental Protection Act 1990 and the Environmental Permitting (England and Wales) Regulations 2010.
The Council has published its results bulletin presenting the findings of the Crown Court Sentencing Survey for sentences passed by the Crown Court in 2013.
The findings and further information on the Crown Court Sentencing Survey can be found here.