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To consider a report of the Head of Public Protection.
The Head of Public Protection submitted a report requesting Members to approve the fees to be charged for scrap metal dealer licences.
The Sub-Committee were informed that the Government has introduced the Scrap Metal Dealers Act 2013 and establishes a new licensing regime which will be administered by local authorities and which will allow the Council to refuse a licence where the applicant is judged not to be a suitable person to operate as a scrap metal dealer.
Local authorities can set a fee from 1st September 2013 and the main provisions of the Act will commence on 1st October 2013. Dealers and motor salvage operators registered immediately before 1st October will be deemed to have a licence under the Act from 1st October 2013; provided the dealer submits an application for a licence on or before 15th October 2013.
The Sub-Committee noted that there were some practicalities that still needed to be looked at regarding where applicants would be referred to if found to not be a suitable person and if there is an appeal process and the position regarding organisations whose activities occasionally involve scrap collecting.
RESOLVED: That the following fees be recommended to the Executive Portfolio Holder :-