More info on amended scrap metal dealers laws below.
From 3rd December 2012, changes to the Scrap Metal Dealers Act 1964 will make it illegal to pay cash for scrap metal. BMRA has issued a poster for use across the industry explaining the change to customers; click here to download a copy of the poster.
If you are paid in cash for scrap metal you are most likely to be colluding in illegal activity.
Here are the Direct Contact Details of the Police Officer who can advise you on this matter.