Cash payments scrapped for weighing in scrap metal

Workers dismantling a copper boiler at a scrap metal dealership in Derbyshire
Workers dismantling a copper boiler at a scrap metal dealership in Derbyshire Credit: ITV Central

Today, new laws come in banning cash payments for scrap metal.

The aim is to prevent the theft of metal from places like churches, railway lines & war memorials.

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