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Fraud, bribery and money laundering offences guideline comes into effect
01 October 2014

Following a period of training and implementation the definitive guideline on fraud, bribery and money laundering offences came into effect on 1 October 2014.

Versions for the Crown Court and magistrates' courts are available.

Supporting materials for sentencers are also available.


New judicial member appointed to the Council
09 July 2014

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.


 


Crown Court Sentencing Survey - annual results bulletin published
26 June 2014

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.