A scrap metal dealer must not receive scrap metal from a person without verifying the person’s full name and address.
In order to verify a person’s name and address, it will be sufficient for the scrap metal dealer to refer to either–
(a) a document listed in paragraph (2) which bears the person’s full name, photograph and residential address; or
(b) both of–
(i) a document listed in paragraph (2) which bears the person’s full name, photograph and date of birth, and
(ii) a supporting document listed in paragraph (3) which bears the person’s full name and residential address.
(2) The documents which apply for the purposes of regulation 2(1)(a) or (b)(i) are as follows:
(a) a valid United Kingdom passport, within the meaning of section 33(1) of the Immigration Act 1971(b); or
(b) a valid passport issued by an EEA state; or
(c) a valid Great Britain or Northern Ireland photo-card driving licence; or
(d) a valid UK biometric immigration document, issued in accordance with regulations made under section 5 of the UK Borders Act 2007(a).
(3) The documents which apply for the purposes of regulation 2(1)(b)(ii) are–
(a) a bank or building society statement;
(b) a credit or debit card statement;
(c) a council tax demand letter or statement; or
(d) a utility bill, but not a mobile telephone bill
provided that the date on which the document in question was issued is not more than three months before the date when the scrap metal is received by the scrap metal dealer.