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BMRA Disappointment over Scrap Metal Dealer’s Act Decision

December 2017 saw disappointment for the British Metals Recycling Association as the Home Office took the decision to leave the Scrap Metal Dealer’s Act unaltered.

The Act
Introduced in 2013 as a response to increasing occurrences of metal theft between 2009 and 2011, the Act brought in strict licensing requirements for scrap metal dealers, identity checks for those selling scrap metal and making it an offence for dealers to purchase scrap metal for cash.

The Stats
Despite a Home Office review of the SMDA stating that thefts have dropped from nearly 62,000 a year in 2012/13 to around 16,000 in 2015/16, the BMRA strongly […]

5th January 2018|
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