Metal and/or Itinerant metal dealer
Important changes to Metal Dealers licensing came into effect on the 1 September 2016. There are changes to:
- The information which must be retained and the manner in which those records should be kept.
- Payment options – you will not be able to make cash payments for scrap metal. Payments will only be able to be made by non-transferrable cheque or bank transfer.
- Removal of exemption warrants – all metal dealers will require to be licensed. If you lodged a complete application on or by 1 June 2016 it will be lawful for you to continue to deal in metal, before or after 1 September 2016, while your application remains pending. If your application was lodged after 1 June 2016, from 1 September 2016, it will be a criminal offence (on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding £20,000 or imprisonment of no longer than 6 months or both) to trade under an exemption warrant.
- Increases in the penalty for failure to obtain a licence or breach of a condition
If you are in any doubt as to how these changes effect you or your business you should obtain your own independent legal advice.
Please note that Angus Council will NOT issue a reminder with regard to the renewal of your licence. You should note the expiry date of your licence carefully. A renewal application requires to be lodged timeously and in accordance with the provisions of the Civic Government (Scotland) Act 1982, as amended.
- New licence: £101
- Renewal: £84