Monday, 7 October 2013
New rules for scrap metal dealers
New rules have been put in place to help prevent metal theft.
Scrap metal dealers and motor salvagers that operate in the town must now hold a licence issued by their local authority.
As well as having the power to issue licences, the councils can now refuse or revoke them if a dealer is deemed unsuitable. Councils also have new powers to inspect premises where illegal activity is suspected.
The Scrap Metal Act 2013 means that: