560. Allocation guidelines.

The Sentencing Council for England and Wales1 may prepare, review and revise allocation guidelines2, and must consider any proposals received from the Lord Chancellor for the preparation or revision of existing or further guidelines3. When exercising its functions relating to the making or revision of allocation guidelines the Council must have regard to the need to promote consistency in decisions4 relating to allocation5 and the results of the Council's monitoring6 of the operation and effect of its guidelines7.

Where the Council has prepared or revised allocation guidelines it must first publish such guidelines or revisions as draft guidelines