The Sentencing Council has launched a 12-week consultation on its proposed guidelines for judges and magistrates to use when sentencing people for theft offences.
Find out more about the consultation exercise.
Read the press release.
Following a period of training and implementation the definitive guideline on sexual offences came into effect on 1 April 2014.
Today, the Sentencing Council is publishing a new guideline for judges and magistrates on the sentencing of environmental offences.
The new guideline, which has been issued following a public consultation, will come into effect on 1 July 2014.
A press notice is available from here.