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Lord Faulks QC announces large fines faced by rogue claims firms bombarding people with nuisance calls.

 Article added: 29/06/2014

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.

Justice Minister Lord Faulks said:

“The scale of these fines shows just how serious we are about stopping them.”

It is currently illegal for companies to call domestic numbers registered with the Telephone Preference Service. The rules do not apply when people consent to their details being used for marketing purposes.

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