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Itinerant metal dealer's licence

Conditions of licence

1. You must not in anyway change or damage this licence. If asked to you must take it to a Licensing and Registration office for them to check.

2. If you change your home address you must tell us within 14 days of the change and take your licence to a Licensing and Registration office for them to update the details.  

3. If you no longer want to work as an itinerant metal dealer or if your licence has run out you must tell the Licensing and Registration office within seven days and take your licence to the Licensing and Registration office. If you stop working as a itinerant metal dealer for more than two months of the period this licence applies to we will consider you to have given up your licence under paragraph 13(1) of Schedule 1 to the Civic Government (Scotland) Act 1982. If you fail to do this within seven days you will be breaking these conditions.

Record keeping

4. You are required to keep records of metal acquired (whether or not for value) or processed or disposed of (by any means).

5. In respect of any metal acquired, you must record the following information
(a) the description and weight of the metal,
(b) the date and time of the acquisition of the metal,
(c) if the metal is acquired from another person
    (i) the name and address of the person,
    (ii) the means by which the person’s name and address was verified,
(d) the price, if any, payable in respect of the acquisition of the metal, if that price has been ascertained at the time when the entry in the record relating to that metal is to be made,
(e) the method of payment of the price (if applicable),
(f) where no price is payable for the metal, the value of the metal at the time when the entry is to be made as estimated by you,
(g) in the case of metal delivered to you by means of a vehicle, the registration mark (within the meaning of section 23 of the Vehicle Excise and Registration Act 1994) borne by the vehicle.

6. Where you have paid for metal you must keep a copy of
(a) the cheque, or
(b) the document evidencing the electronic transfer of funds.

7. In respect of any metal processed or disposed of, you must record the following information:
(a) the description and weight of the metal immediately before its processing or disposal,
(b) in the case of metal which is processed, the process applied,
(c) in the case of metal disposed of by sale or exchange -
  (i) the consideration for which it is sold or exchanged,
  (ii) the name and address of the person to whom the metal is sold or with whom it is exchanged, and
  (iii) the means by which the person’s name and address was verified,
(d) in the case of metal disposed of otherwise than by sale or exchange, its value immediately before its disposal as estimated by the dealer.

8. You must
(a) keep separate records in relation to
  (i) metal acquired, and
  (ii) metal processed or disposed of,
(b) record the information immediately after the metal is acquired, processed or disposed of,
(c) keep a copy of any document produced by a person to verify that person’s name or address, and
(d) retain information recorded or documents kept under this section for a period of not less than 3 years beginning with the date on which the information was recorded or document obtained.

9. You must record the required information
(a) in books with serially numbered pages, or
(b) by means of a device for storing and processing information.

10. Where you record information about metal acquired, processed or disposed of in books, you must use separate books for recording the required information about
(a) metal acquired, and
(b) metal processed or disposed of.

11. Where you use a device for storing and processing information, you must, by means of the device or otherwise, keep details of all modifications made in the records kept by the device.

12. Where you are required to keep a copy of a document it is sufficient for you
(a) to keep an electronic copy of the document, and
(b) in relation to a document verifying a person’s name and address, keep only one copy of the document.

Acceptable forms of identification for proving a person's name and address

13(1)The Civic Government (Scotland) Act 1982 (Metal Dealers and Itinerant Metal Dealers) (Verification of Name and Address) Regulations 2016, set out the acceptable forms of identification for proving a person’s name and address.

To verify a person's name and address you should refer to:

(a) a document listed in paragraph (2) which bears the person's name, photograph and residential address; or
(b) (i) a document listed in paragraph (2) which bears the person's full name, photograph and date of birth; and
    (ii) a document listed in paragraph (3) which bears the person's full name and residential address.

(2) The documents for the purposes of paragraph (1)(a) or (b)(i) are—
(a) a valid United Kingdom passport;
(b) a valid passport issued by an EEA state;
(c) a valid Great Britain or Northern Ireland photo-card driving licence; and
(d) a valid biometric immigration document.

(3) The documents for the purposes of paragraph (1)(b)(ii) are—
(a) a bank or building society statement;
(b) a credit or debit card statement;
(c) a council tax bill or statement where the person’s address is in England, Wales or Scotland;
(d) a rate bill or statement where the person’s address is in Northern Ireland; and
(e) a utility bill, but not a mobile phone bill, provided that the date on which the document was issued is not more than three months before the date the metal is acquired by the dealer or not more than three months before the date the metal is disposed of by sale or exchange by the dealer.

Acceptable forms of payment

14. The only acceptable ways in which payment can be made are bank transfer or cheque. Cash is not an acceptable method of payment.

A cheque should be non-transferable. An electronic transfer should be into a bank or building society account in the name of the payee. Cash "substitutes" such as pre-payment cards are not acceptable. Similarly, foreign currency, postal orders, vouchers, gift cards or virtual currencies are unacceptable.

A bank or building society account must be based in the United Kingdom and does not include friendly societies, credit unions or insurance companies.

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