Sentencing Council Annual Report 2020/21
The Sentencing Council Annual Report 2020/21, published yesterday, is the Council’s 11th annual report and Lord Justice Holroyde’s third as Chairman. The report documents the Council’s achievements of the year 1 April 2020 to 31 March 2021, which include publishing four sets of definitive guidelines, all of which have come into effect, and consulting on three sets of draft guidelines.
The report outlines the research and analysis we conducted during the year and shows how that informed the development of guidelines, and sets out the work the Council has done to promote public confidence in sentencing.
The report also documents how the Council responded to the Covid-19 pandemic, in particular its release of interim guidance for the courts on sentencing common assault offences in the context of the pandemic.
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Reviewing the Totality guideline – consultation05/10/2022 16:05:00
The Council is consulting on proposed changes to the Totality guideline.
Miscellaneous amendments to sentencing guidelines – consultation 202207/09/2022 12:15:00
The Council is seeking views on a series of proposed changes to existing guidelines in our second annual miscellaneous amendments consultation.
Publication of child cruelty offences statistical bulletin03/08/2022 11:20:00
The Sentencing Council has published a statistical bulletin and data tables, explaining current sentencing practice for child cruelty offences.
Terrorism offences sentencing guidelines published27/07/2022 15:25:00
Revised sentencing guidelines for offenders convicted of terrorism offences in England and Wales have been published by the Sentencing Council following consultation.
Publication of terrorism offences data tables27/07/2022 09:15:00
The Sentencing Council has published data tables detailing recent sentencing practice for terrorism offences.
The Council’s business plan 2022/23 and meeting our strategic objectives08/06/2022 10:10:00
We have published our business plan 2022/23 setting out the work the Council will undertake in the coming year to meet our statutory objectives and the objectives we set ourselves in our five-year strategy.
Draft sentencing guidelines for underage sale of knives published01/06/2022 13:20:00
Draft sentencing guidelines for sentencing retailers including large organisations and individual shop owners convicted of selling knives to children in England and Wales were published for consultation today by the Sentencing Council.
Publication of the sale of knives etc to persons under 18 statistical bulletin31/05/2022 13:05:00
The Sentencing Council has published a statistical bulletin and data tables, explaining current sentencing practice for the offence of sale of knives etc to persons under 18.