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Scrap Metal Dealers Act 13th June 2019 Preston Town Hall, Room A, Lancaster Road, Preston PR1 2RL North West
Members Fee: £160.00 + VAT
Non-Members Fee: £240.00 + VAT




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: SCRAP46579.
Fees: £160 + VAT for members. £240 + VAT for non-members inclsuing complimentary membership until end March 2020.
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.

Background the law relating to Scrap Metal Licensing
Scrap Metal Dealers Act 1964 & Motor Salvage regs 2001
Why was new legislation needed
Criminal activity relating to scrap metal
How the new legislation came about
Definitions of scrap metal
Who is a scrap metal dealer and who is not?
Scrap Metal Dealers and Motor Salvage operator definitions
Other definitions under the Act


Licensing requirements - Who needs a licence?
Licence types - Site Licence and Collectors Licence
The applicant - Determination of suitability
Home Office Guidance on Suitability
Who needs a suitability/DBS check?
Relevant offences under the SMD Act
Previous refusal/revocation history


The application Process & Schedule 1
Reasons to Grant, refuse or revoke and Appeals
Licence requirements
Acceptable payment methods
Record Keeping
Verification of Buyers
Buying scrap cars for Cash - what is permitted for Cash payment
Scottish scrap metal dealers trading in England and Wales

What to include on a licence


Who the LA must share information with
Registers of SMD Licences
Notification requirements of a licence holder
Licence variation
Enforcement/ powers of entry
Site Closures - Schedule 2

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Event Trainer

Linda Cannon
Linda enjoyed a 28 year local government career in environmental health and licensing. In 2003 she was selected to head up a new bespoke licensing team created at Basingstoke Council to administer all licence types apart from caravans and to implement the new Licensing and Gambling legislation. She later headed up a shared licensing team across 2 districts.
She has specific interests in Animal Welfare licensing, Taxis and Licensing Act 2003. As an active member of the Institute of Licensing and as chair of the South East Region she has participated in several IoL working groups including Taxi Working Party and Animal welfare Licensing and has spoken at the IoL National training Event on her favourite subjects. 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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