In a new blog post, the ICO has discussed the key benefits it thinks   will result if the Government’s proposal to lower the fines threshold  for nuisance calls and texts is implemented (discussed above). The ICO supports the Government’s proposals and considers that a change in the law would enable the ICO to make more fines stick, send a clear message to spammers that the rules around cold calls and spam texts must be followed and ultimately result in consumers seeing a reduction in the number of spam calls and texts received.

ICO blog post – October 2014