Tuesday, 29 December 2015
Good news: 'Nuisance call fines increase threefold'
Clampdown on cold calls: report from BBC News
'Fines by the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) against nuisance call firms have increased by more than three times this year.
The watchdog imposed fines of £1.14m for nuisance calls and texts compared with £330,000 of penalties in 2014.
It comes after a change to the law in April made it easier to penalise firms.
The biggest fines were for companies selling pharmaceuticals, call blocking services and payment protection insurance (PPI) compensation.'