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Nuisance call bosses face £500,000 fines

Directors of firms that cold-call consumers can now be fined up to £500,000 under new rules that have come into force.
A ban on unsolicited phone calls came into effect in September this year.
But some directors whose firms were shut down were able to evade fines by declaring bankruptcy - and then starting up a new company.
The Information Commissioner's Office said the new rules would make it easier to punish those responsible.
"We welcome this amendment to the law which will increase the tools we have to protect the public," said Andy Curry, who heads up the nuisance calls team at the information watchdog.
"It will mean we can recover the fine more easily and also make it much harder for unscrupulous operators to set up in business again."
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