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Council hosts sentencing event with MPs and Lords
28 November 2014

This week, the Sentencing Council, facilitated by the Justice Committee, hosted an event with MPs and peers to highlight the work of the Council, talk about sentencing more generally and discuss any issues of concern to them or to their constituents.

The event at Portcullis House, Westminster, was attended by a variety of ministers, MPs and Lords including Attorney General Jeremy Wright, Solicitor General Robert Buckland, Minister of State for Policing, Criminal Justice and Victims Mike Penning, Lord Faulks, Minister of State for Justice and former Lord Chief Justice Lord Phillips of Worth Matravers.

Further information is available here.


Sentencing for health and safety offences, corporate manslaughter, food safety and hygiene offences – consultation launched on sentencing guidelines
13 November 2014

The Sentencing Council has launched a consultation on its proposed guidelines for judges and magistrates to use when sentencing people for health and safety offences, corporate manslaughter, food safety and hygiene offences.

Find out more about the consultation exercise.

Read the press release.


Sentencing for robbery – consultation launched on sentencing guidelines
21 October 2014

The Sentencing Council has launched a consultation on its proposed guidelines for judges to use when sentencing people for robbery.

Find out more about the consultation exercise.

Read the press release.