Our Reports

This report looks at the CPS’s response during the period of lockdown from 16 March to 8 May, when movement was extremely limited. The decisions made during this period were, in some instances, a matter of life and death.

Published: 30 June 2020

Business plan 2020-21 (566 kB) Our annual business plan sets out the work we expect to do this year, along with some background on how we chose certain topics as priorities. This year’s business plan features thematically based inspections and introduces a new form of CPS Area inspection. Because of the coronavirus, we are initially […]

Published: 03 April 2020

HMCPSI inspection for the effective use of agents in the magistrates’ court Inspectors from HM Crown Prosecution Service Inspectorate (HMCPSI) have reviewed the use of agents, in covering magistrates’ court sessions.

Published: 12 March 2020

Inspectors from HM Crown Prosecution Service Inspectorate (HMCPSI) have reviewed how the CPS handles serious youth crime.

Published: 05 March 2020

Inspectors found that neither the police nor the CPS can distinguish those cases where an evidence led approach may be more effective, and that the handling of evidence led domestic abuse prosecutions requires improvement.

Published: 23 January 2020

An inspection of the handling by the CPS of the disclosure of unused material in the Crown Court In 2017 HMCPSI published a joint inspection report Making it Fair: The Disclosure of Unused Material in Volume Crown Court Cases in which we set out that the failure to deal effectively with disclosure has a corrosive […]

Published: 09 January 2020

A thematic review of rape cases by HMCPSI Crown Prosecution Service Inspectorate

Published: 17 December 2019

This new inspection method produced 14 CPS Area Assurance Programme inspection reports. This report brings together the findings of the 14 Area repor

Published: 30 October 2019

Case progression in the Serious Fraud Office
Review of the case progression systems and processes between case acceptance and change

Published: 08 October 2019

Inspectors from HM Crown Prosecution Service Inspectorate looked into the management of defence correspondence by the Crown Prosecution Service.

Published: 13 August 2019