New Government crackdown on nuisance calls
Last week saw a landmark ruling from the Government. Until now, many firms carrying out repeated nuisance calls were able to avoid prosecution via a loophole which demanded that victims must prove they have suffered 'substantial damage and distress' as a result of the calls.
But now, from 6th April, firms that make repeated unwanted calls could be prosecuted and fined up to £500,000 by regulators without this proof, as the Government has agreed to lift the legal threshold.
This marks another great victory for Which?, who received support from over 140,000 members of the public to stamp out the nuisance call plague. Which? have also created a tool to help you report nuisance calls easily. If you've been a victim, you can read their guide here.