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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.


Sentencing Council publishes 4th annual report
21 October 2014

The Sentencing Council has published its fourth annual report outlining activities from April 2013 to March 2014.

The report details the Council’s work on guidelines covering: sexual offences, fraud offences, environmental offences and theft offences. It also covers ongoing research, including the Crown Court Sentencing Survey.

A copy of the report is available.