Clampdown on nuisance callers

OFCOM says silent and abandoned calls are one of their most complained about subjects. The findings form part of a five-point action plan launched at the start of the year in efforts to resolve the problem.

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Bill to tackle nuisance calls

Some people say they receive more than a dozen calls a day Credit: Dave Thompson/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Conservative MP Alun Cairns wants to introduce a bill to legislate against nuisance calls and is asking for members of the public to come forward with evidence to back this bill. He says making businesses apply for permission to withhold their phone numbers could help stop us from getting them.

Alun Cairns MP says, "This is a significant issue, particularly for those who are at home during the day, many of whom are pensioners. It is not unusual for some to receive a dozen or more calls a day. The current process to complain is complicated and the laws are confusing."

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