The L&E have produced guidance to tournament directors on the application of procedural and disciplinary penalties. This came into force on August 1st and can be found in the 2012 White Book. The idea is to standardise penalties for offences so that players experience more consistency in this area.
They cover offences relating to
The guidance is already being used at EBU events. Clubs and Counties are free to take up this guidance if they find it helpful.
A pdf version of the Penalties document can be viewed here