The following 1 new Statutory Instrument (SI) came into force on 07/02/2023:
- February 2023: SI 2023 No. 149 - The Judicial Review and Courts Act 2022 (Magistrates' Court Sentencing Powers) Regulations 2023 (pdf) (link).
- The above SI 2023 No. 149 includes consequential amendments to the following SI:
- The Neighbourhood Planning (Referendums) Regulations 2012.
- In particular, regulation 2(2) and the Schedule Part 2 of the above SI 2023 No. 149 replace references to "12 months" with references to "the general limit in a magistrates' court".
- The "Explanatory Note" (link) at the end of the above SI 2023 No. 149 includes the following information:
- "This instrument [SI 2023 No. 149] is made under section 13(10) of the Judicial Review and Courts Act 2022 (c. 35).".
- "Part 2 of these regulations [SI 2023 No. 149] amends both primary and secondary legislation to reflect the changes made by section 224 of the Sentencing Act 2020 (c. 17) which specifies that the maximum penalty that the magistrates' court may impose is 6 months for a summary offence and 12 months for a triable either way offence. Prior to 2 May 2022 the maximum penalty for a triable either way offence was 6 months. The maximum sentence for a triable either way offence is now the general limit in the magistrates' court. Accordingly, this instrument makes necessary amendments to reflect this. Amendments also include changes to Welsh language text. The required substitutions are set out in Part 1 and 2 of the tables to the Schedule.".
Updates to the Planning Jungle website:
- The "Neighbourhood Planning [OTHER] Regulations 2012" page has been updated to list the above SI 2023 No. 149.