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Scrap metal

What we will do with your Personal Information

Telford & Wrekin Council’s Licensing Service is collecting your personal information for the purpose of meeting the statutory requirements of The Scrap Metal Dealers Act 2013.

Telford & Wrekin Council will not share any of your personal data collected with external organisations unless required to do so by law when your data may be shared with other regulating bodies. However, there may be occasions where we request further information from key third party organisations such as other regulatory bodies.

Please use our online form:

Before clicking on the links to download the application form(s), please ensure you have Adobe Reader installed on your computer. Download the latest version of Adobe Reader (opens new window).

You will need Adobe Reader to view and edit the application form(s), you cannot edit the form(s) in your web browser.

When you use the following links you will be taken to the GOV.UK website to download the latest version of the application form, you must then “Right-click” on the link ‘Download the application form (PDF)' and select the “Save” option. Next locate and open the form using Abode Reader.

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HM Revenue and Customs

On 4 April 2022, the rules changed if you’re applying for a licence for a:

  • scrap metal site
  • scrap metal collector.

If you’re an individual, company or any type of partnership you must complete a tax check if you’re:

  • renewing a licence
  • applying for the same type of licence you previously held, that ceased to be valid less than a year ago
  • applying for the same type of licence you already hold with another licensing authority.

You will not need to complete a tax check and you should follow the confirm your tax responsibilities guidance if you have:

  • never held a licence of the same type before
  • had a licence of the same type that ceased to be valid a year or more before making this application.

You will need to provide Telford & Wrekin Council with your Tax Check Code when renewing your licence. The Licensing Service must then use your tax check code to confirm that the tax check has taken place before they can grant or refuse your application.

Visit the GOV.UK website to complete a tax check for a taxi, private hire or scrap metal licence.

Last updated: 12/09/2023 15:35

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