The Information Commissioner’s Office has announced a prohibition on all cold-calls in relation to personal pension schemes, to come into force from Thursday 10 January 2019. This is to take effect by way of an amendment to the Privacy and Electronic Communications (EU Directive) Regulations 2003 (SI 2003/2426), inserting a new regulation 21B. However, the new provision does include exemptions for FCA authorised persons in certain circumstances.

Further high level information is available from the ICO’s website.