Plans to increase the level of fines levied on firms that make nuisance calls have been given the go-ahead
by the government.
Companies could face fines of up to 20% of their annual turnover for gathering information by the use of
unsolicited calls and texts.
Fines could also apply to those companies making spurious claims or using misleading marketing.
The new rules are expected to come into force later this year.
This follows on from proposals that were outlined and reported by us in April this year on Crackdown on
nuisance calls promised.