Scrap Metal Dealers Act 2013 - Supplementary Home Office guidance

The Home Office has published supplementary guidance on the Scrap Metal Dealers Act 2013.

The supplementary guidance covers a range of frequently asked questions relating to the new Act including, supplementary guidance on Motor salvage operators, Skip Hire Companies, Tradespersons and Civic amenity sites.

It is important to note that this is supplementary guidance not statutory guidance. 

The Home Office is very keen also to stress that the purpose of this document is to provide guidance on commonly raised issues in relation to the Scrap Metal Dealers Act.  It is worth noting that the guidance document represents the Home Office’s interpretation of the Act at the point that it is published but ultimately, it will be for the courts to interpret the meaning of the legislation, and their construction will be binding.