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Tackling Metal Theft: Tuesday, August 16th 2022, 9:30am – 1:00pm

Public Policy Exchange will be hosting a webinar on Tackling Metal Theft: Assessing the Effectiveness of Current Legislation and Improving Enforcement which will take place on Tuesday, August 16th 2022 between 9:30am and 1:00pm.

Key Speakers

  • Kevin Thomas, Principal Risk Management Surveyor at Ecclesiastical


  • Assess the Scrap Metal Dealers Act 2013 (SMDA) and debate the successes and failures of current legislation
  • Examine the trends in how metal theft has changed
  • Evaluate current relationships between key stakeholders in the metal theft industry, including the role of the National Infrastructure Crime Reduction Partnership
  • Evaluate the benefits of criminalising both the seller and the buyer of scrap metal
  • Review the impact of metal theft on a variety of sectors
  • Determine methods to enhance and improve data sharing between local authorities and relevant actors
  • Discuss means of effectively enforcing the SMDA
  • Develop innovative preventative measures and review existing deterrent technologies
  • Assess what further funding is needed for law enforcement agencies and how to secure further funding for local authorities and for
  • Discuss long-term strategies to tackle metal theft, including with regard to organised crime