British Metals Recycling Association disappointed with government metal legislation

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The BMRA had previously called for expanding police powers and a more rigorous local authority licensing regime

The British Metals Association has said it is disappointed with the Home Office announcement that it will retain the Scrap Metal Dealers Act 2013 rather than amend it.

During the review, the association had called for expanding police powers and a more rigorous local authority licensing regime.

It said it was disappointed that despite rising incidents of metal theft, the government had chosen not to allocate funds to re-establish the Metal Theft Taskforce.

Robert Fell, BMRA CEO, said: “Having ignored requests for the Act to be amended, and those made by other key stakeholders, the Home Office must be prepared to be held accountable for soaring metal theft figures and any resulting injuries to members of the public."


The BMRA is made up of over 260 members from large and small businesses in the ferrous and non-ferrous sectors.


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