Yesterday (24 April 2018) I sponsored a cross-party Ten Minute Rule Bill which would strengthen the laws around unsolicited calls.
It is estimated that some 70 million nuisance calls are made every year; this is a growing problem. A Which? survey estimated that 39% of calls in September 2016 were nuisance and that the volume of nuisance calls for some was astonishing, with 10% of people receiving more than 60 a month – that works out at two calls per day, on average.
New BT figures claim that every household in the UK receives four nuisance calls a day; as this is across 23 million households in the UK, it would indicate a figure of 5 billion nuisance calls a year. Read more “Sponsoring Bill to stop cold calls”