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Displaying the licence (section 10) For sites, the licence holder must: • display a copy of the licence at each site covered by the licence • display the licence or copy of the licence in a prominent place that is accessible by the public For mobile collectors, the licence holder must: • display a copy of the licence on any vehicle that is being used in the course of the dealer’s business • display the licence or copy of the licence in a way that enables it to be easily read from outside of the vehicle Failure to comply with any of these conditions is an offence. Duty on licence holder to verify supplier’s identity (section 11) Verification of the identity of the person selling the metal is a fundamental part of the Scrap Metal Dealers Act. This applies to site and collectors. It is an offence for a dealer not to obtain and verify the seller’s name and address. The dealer must verify the name and address by reference to documents, data or other information obtained from a reliable and independent source. (See section below about acceptable documents). It is an offence for the seller to give a false name or address. Acceptable documents to verify identity In order to verify a person’s name and address, it will be sufficient for the scrap metal dealer to refer to either one of these documents which bears the person’s full name, photograph and residential address 1. a valid United Kingdom passport, or 2. a valid passport issued by an EEA state; or 3. a valid Great Britain or Northern Ireland photo-card driving licence; or 4. a valid UK biometric immigration document, issued in accordance with regulations made under section 5 of the UK Borders Act 2007 or a document listed above which has the person’s full name, photograph and date of birth, and a supporting document listed below which has the person’s full name and residential address. 5 a bank or building society statement; 6 a credit or debit card statement; 7 a council tax demand letter or statement; or 8 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. Any document in 1-4 which shows the sellers full name, photograph and residential address is ok on it’s own. If it doesn’t show a residential address it must be backed up by a document shown in 5-8 that shows a residential address and is dated no earlier than three months before the dealer received the metal.