Treasure Act changes become law on 30th July 2023

On 30th March 2023 the proposed changes to the Treasure Act were passed by Parliament and will become law on 30th July 2023.

So what does this mean? For most detectorists not a lot. This change adds a new class of Treasure, called ‘significant’ to the existing law. These are really special finds and sadly not ones most of us will ever be lucky enough to find. All of the other existing classes of treasure remain unchanged.

Further guidance and advice on this new classification will provided in the coming weeks. Additionally we’ll explain the new timescales around treasure processing which promise to considerably speed items through the treasure process. If you want to find out more information please visit our FAQ section or email us to ask a question.