Nuisence Call Companies
They know what they are doing as it is the same directors who liquidate then spin up another identical company, time to pierce the corporate veil and bankrupt the fuckers rather than letting them get away with it constantly.
More than half of data protection fines issued by the Information Commissioner's Office over the last two years, totalling more than £5m, have not been paid. Of the 47 fines issued by the ICO since January 2020, 27 – 57 per cent – have not been paid off. These add up to £5.1m owed to the government's treasury (the ICO doesn't …
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The fine isn't about revenue, its about punishment. So sometimes this will happen.
The problem is always when fines become a revenue stream, the people imposing the fines can't be trusted to be impartial. (Thanks again Tony for letting the police keep the fines and letting Gordon squeeze their budgets. )
why can't owing these fines disqualify you
Under the circumstances in which directors do get disqualified, new companies still spring up in the name of Mrs. Disqualified or Mr. Disqualified-Nephew. Prison would probably be a more effective option, but even that isn't infallible.
The old stocks with a supply of festering veg, curdled eggs, offal gone off, dog poo collections - as a monthly local fete with free admission - should be quite popular with an alternative to public subscription to witness a public tar and feathering of the bollock naked culprits and a forced parade of shame through the streets. The TV companies would cough up for permission to serialize the shaming, makes for an effective deterrent.
"Compared year-on-year, the figures tend to show that ICO fine enforcement has got less effective"
Do they? Seems like the opposite to me. This time last year, 68% of fines were unpaid. This year, 57% are unpaid. Sure, the total amount missing is higher, but the proportion recovered (and therefore obviously also the absolute amount) is higher.