Coming Into Force

Coming into force or entry into force (also called commencement) refers to the process by which legislation, measures, regulations, treaties and other legal instruments come to have legal force and effect. The term is closely related to the date of this transition.

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Scrap metal laws to stop metal theft come into force

UK Home Office - 1 October 2013
Rogue traders who buy and sell scrap metal for cash face £5,000 fine under new laws designed to stamp out metal theft.
All scrap metal dealers will need to apply to their local council for a licence to operate under new rules which come into effect today (1 October 2013).
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