Scrap Metal Dealer Act 2013: licence fee charges

The Home Office's guidance on setting fees for the new Scrap Metal Dealers Act has been published today.


The guidance outlines the costs local authorities can charge when issuing licences, the different types of licences, police objections to applications and the revocation of licences. It also supplies definitions of the central terms. The act will be implemented in October 2013.


Licensing Authorities must have regard to the guidance when setting their fees.