The consultation on the draft guideline on theft offences is open from 3 April 2014 to 26 June 2014.
The Sentencing Council is seeking views on:
- the principal factors that make any of the offences included within the draft guideline more or less serious;
- the additional factors that should influence the sentence;
- the approach taken to structuring the draft guidelines;
- the types and lengths of sentences that should be passed for theft offences; and
- anything else that you think should be considered.
The consultation applies to:
- theft from a shop or stall;
- general theft offences including: theft from the person, theft in breach of trust, theft in a dwelling, theft of a motor vehicle, theft from a motor vehicle and theft of a pedal cycle;
- abstracting electricity;
- making off without payment;
- handling stolen goods; and
- going equipped for theft or burglary.
The consultation paper includes the draft guideline:
Alternatively you can respond to the consultation online.
Other documents include a resource assessment, an equality impact assessment and a research and analysis bulletin:
All research and analysis publications that accompany this consultation can be viewed here.
Current consultations - Sentencing Council.