Ministers to crack down on nuisance phone calls by firms and charities

Ministers to crack down on nuisance phone calls by firms and charities

Rogue companies could be fined hundreds of thousands of pounds if they continue to flout the law.

Ministers will announce a crackdown on nuisance phone calls by firms and charities this week, with some rogue companies set to face fines worth many hundreds of thousands of pounds.

Maria Miller, the culture secretary, wants to lower the threshold for taking action against companies, which are currently liable only if it can be proved that their calling has caused “substantial damage or distress”.

Ministers to crack down on nuisance phone calls by firms and charities

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