Pendle Council urges scrap metal dealers to register in advance of new legislation (From Lancashire Telegraph)
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Pendle Council urges scrap metal dealers to register in advance of new legislation
4:11pm Wednesday 25th September 2013 in News
PENDLE Council is urging scrap metal dealers to register with them in time for new legislation which comes into force next month.
The Scrap Metal Dealers Act 2013 merges two separate pieces of legislation which currently cover these two types of operations.
It includes buying scrap metal for cash which is illegal.
Mick Armfield, Pendle Council’s licensing enforcement officer, said: “Metal theft is a really big issue in Pendle.
“The Act will raise standards in the industry, which in turn should reduce the levels of metal theft.
“Councils will remain the principal regulator but the Act gives us the power to better regulate dealers.
“It means we can refuse to grant a licence to unsuitable applicants and we can withdraw licences if the dealer is no longer suitable.”
Existing licensed scrap metal dealers and motor salvage operators have a two-week window from October 1 to October 15 to submit an application for a new licence.
If any licensed or unlicensed operators need any further information as to how the new Act will affect them, they should contact the licensing office on 01282 661987 or alternatively e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. uk.
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