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SCOTTISH GOVERNMENT TAKING ACTION TO BLOCK NUISANCE CALLS IN MID FIFE AND GLENROTHES

Publised date : 11 Sep 2017

NEW £50,000 CALL-BLOCKING TECH FUND WELCOMED BY JENNY GILRUTH MSP

A new £50,000 fund that will install call-blocking technology for those most at risk from nuisance calls across Fife has been welcomed by local MSP Jenny Gilruth.

The fund forms a key part of the Scottish Government’s Nuisance Calls Action Plan, which will raise awareness of the issue of scam and nuisance calls and empower people to protect themselves from scams. Statistics have shown that Scotland is disproportionately affected by nuisance calls.

The Scottish Government has consistently taken action to tackle nuisance calls, forcing the UK government at Westminster to adopt legislation that punishes company directors if their organisations are found in breach of the law on nuisance calls.

Commenting, Jenny Gilruth MSP said:

“This new £50,000 fund is great news for people across Mid Fife and Glenrothes – with Scotland disproportionately affected by this issue.

“Nuisance calls are irritating for many people – and we need to be vigilant as they can be scams and leave people out of pocket as they target the elderly and vulnerable.

“This fund will ensure those most at risk from these calls can get the protection they need and call-blocking technology can be installed.

“This is part of our wider strategy to support people across my constituency who might be affected by these calls – with the Scottish Government’s Nuisance Calls Action Plan which will raise awareness and empower people to protect themselves.

“Despite SNP success at Westminster on this issue, there is still much to be done – and the power to regulate lies with the UK government. However, it is positive to see the Scottish Government taking action where it can, and we’ll continue to press the UK government to take greater action to reduce nuisance calls in Mid Fife and Glenrothes”. 

 

Notes:

https://news.gov.scot/news/nuisance-calls-action-plan

UK-wide statistics on nuisance calls (http://press.which.co.uk/whichpressreleases/scottish-cities-top-the-table-for-nuisance-calls/)

 

Contact

Karen Newton

Telephone

01592 764815

Email

karen.newton@parliament.scot

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