Government announces cold call clampdown

In a win for our campaign the government announced plans to clamp down on nuisance calls and texts, making it easier for regulators to punish companies who break the rules.

Under the plans, the government will make it easier for Ofcom and the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) to share data about nuisance calling companies.

And the ICO will only have to prove that nuisance calls are an annoyance before taking enforcement action, rather than distress or substantial harm.