The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) fined Easyleads Limited £260,000 for making 16.7 million automated marketing calls. Easyleads Limited did not have specific consent from the individuals that it made automated calls to about boiler grants, which is against the law. The firm also breached legislation by not including a company name and contact details in the recorded message.

More than 550 complaints were made to the ICO about Easyleads Limited. Furthermore, Companies House has posted plans for Easyleads Limited to be struck off and dissolved.

This fine brought the total number of penalties handed out by the ICO to companies behind illegal recorded messages in the last week to £610,000.