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Scrap Metal Dealers Act 19th December 2019 Rushmoor Borough Council, Council Offices, Farnborough Road, Farnborough GU14 7JU South East
Members Fee: £160.00 + VAT
Non-Members Fee: £240.00 + VAT




This event takes place in the Council Chamber of Rushmoor Borough Council.
This course sets out the purpose of the Scrap Metal Dealers Act 2013, how it came about and how it is administered by Local Authorities. With the 2nd round of 3 year licence renewals due in 2019 this course is a timely reminder of the application process and what Local Authorities can take into account when considering and determining new and renewal applications.

Officers, Members and local authority lawyers will benefit from this course to support their decision making in their day to day roles.

The trainer for this course is Linda Cannon.
The Institute of Licensing accredits this course at 4 hours CPD. Course Ref: SCRAP64253.
Fees: £160 + VAT for members. £240 + VAT for non-members including complimentary membership until end March 2020.
Delegates are advised to park in the town centre pay & display car parks. The nearest is the Pinehurst car park, which has a tunnel straight through to the council offices, details are available at
Course Objectives
- To give delegates an understanding about the background to the law relating to Scrap Metal Licensing and the criminal issues that led to a review of the law and the implementation of the Scrap Metal Dealers Act 2013.
- To outline the two different Licence types. To understand what specific Scrap Metal dealing activities require a licence and which types of dealing are outside the scope of the Act.
- To be able to administer the Scrap Metal Dealers Act 2016 in respect of new and renewal applications, assessing applicants suitability, granting and refusing applications, licence conditions, managing appeals and enforcement powers and activities.

09:45 – Introductions and Welcome & Outline of the day

10:00 – Background to the Legislation
- Why new legislation was required?
- Criminality associated with Scrap Metal
- Metal Theft
- Operation Tornado
The new Legislation
- The Scrap Metal Dealers Act 2013
- The Scrap Metal Dealers Act 2013 (Prescribed Documents and Information for Verification of Name and Address) Regulations 2013 –
- The Scrap Metal Dealers Act 2013 (Prescribed Relevant Offences and Relevant Enforcement Action) Regulations 2013
- What is Scrap Metal
- What is a dealer and a collector?
- Motor Salvage Operators

11:15 – 11:30 – Break

11:30 Requirements for Licensing
- Licence types – Site and Collectors
- Examples of site and collector activities
- Licences that can be held
- How to determine if an activity needs to be licensed
The applicant
- Determination of suitability
- Directors
- Use of Home Office Guidance
- What can be considered?
- Relevant offences and anything else that can be considered

12:45 13:30 - Lunch

13:30 The application Process
- Required information – Schedule 1
- Additional and further information required
- False statements
- Notification of Changes during the application process
- Local Authority Consultation options
- To Grant or refuse
- Notification of a refusal
- Applicants right to make Representations
- Appeals

Grant – Schedule 1 requirements
- Period of Licence
- Sharing of Information
- Register requirements with the Environment Agency and National Resources Wales

14:30 – 14:45 Break

14:45 How the business must operate
- Verification
- Payment Methods
- Offences relating to payments
- Record Keeping
- Records of Purchase and disposal of Scrap Metal
- Variation of a Licence
- Fees
- Enforcement – powers of entry
- Closure of unlicensed sites – Notices and Orders – Schedule 2
- Appeals against Closure Closure Orders
- Offences of Closure Orders

16:00 Questions and Close

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Event Trainer

Linda Cannon
Linda enjoyed a 28 year career in Local government specialising first in Environmental Health & Licensing and then heading up a bespoke Licensing team from 2003 with the commencement of the Licensing Act 2003. Later she became the Licensing Manager for a shared Licensing Service across 2 authorities administering almost all of the Local Authority Licensing regimes including Alcohol and Entertainment, Gambling, Scrap Metal, Street Trading, Animal welfare to name a few. Since 2017 Linda is now as a freelance trainer and consultant in all things related to Local authority Licensing matters. Linda also chairs the South East Region of the IoL and has supported a number of the IoL working party groups. In 2017 she made the bold step to pursue a new self-employed career a Licensing Consultant and trainer working for the ‘other’ side.


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