The Sentencing Council is seeking feedback from sentencers, justices’ clerks, legal advisers, prosecutors, defence representatives and other interested parties on proposals to replace the New Sentences - Criminal Justice Act 2003 definitive guideline with a guideline for the Imposition of Community and Custodial Sentences.
The reasons for this are:
the consultation relates to a concise, technical guideline and
we want to deliver improvements as soon as possible
We will treat all responses as public documents in accordance with the Freedom of Information Act and we may attribute comments and include a list of all respondents’ names in any final report we publish. We may also share responses with the Justice Committee of the House of Commons. If you wish to submit a confidential response, you should contact us before sending the response.