Scrap metal dealer licence
The Scrap Metal Dealers Act 2013 replaced the Scrap Metal Dealers Act 1964 and the Motor Salvage Operators Regulation 2002.
Provisions of the Act include:
- the requirement of metal dealers to satisfy their local authority that they are a legitimate trader
- all sellers of metal must provide verifiable ID at point of sale which is recorded and retained by the dealer
- there will be two types of licence available: a site licence or a collector's licence
- there will be a single national publicly available register of all scrap metal dealers.
Under the Act we must not issue a licence unless we are satisfied that the applicant is a suitable person to carry on business as a scrap metal dealer.
In the case of a partnership this means assessing the suitability of each of the partners in the partnership, while in the case of a company it means assessing the suitability of any directors, company secretaries or shadow directors.
Therefore, as part of the new application process, an applicant will be required to provide a basic disclosure certificate for these persons from Disclosure Scotland along with their application form.
For further information, please contact the Licensing Team on 0161 474 4181 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.