The First Post today reports that from January 2010 MPs will no longer be able to claim expenses for sending 'junk mail'. Abolishing the 'communications allowance' was one of the recommendations in the Kelly Report on MP's expenses.
The News section was discontinued in 2013 – sadly it was too much work to cover all things junk mail.
News from 2009
Only four of the 16 charities the Institute of Fundraising recently accused of breaching its code of conduct are willing to 'mend their ways'.
Government has today published a consultation paper on the future of the Edited Electoral Register. Six options are being considered for the future of the register.
HM Revenue & Customs has told Royal Mail that it will need to start charging VAT on some of its services - but an exemption for junk mail will remain in place.
A scam artist who sent 136,000 misleading letters on behalf of UK Incentives & Promotions Ltd has been given a 12-month order not to send further scam letters.
The Institute of Fundraising has accused 22 charities of using "poor direct marketing practices". However, it can only 'privately ask the charities to mend their ways'.
Online directory 192.com has today relaunched its 'Say no to Phone books' campaign. The company is now calling for a central opt-in scheme for 'weightiest junk mail of all'.
As the cost of dealing with household waste rises local councils have been criticised for not doing enough to cut waste. Few councils spend money on waste prevention programmes, with only one in four councils encouraging people to reduce junk mail.
Stop Junk Mail has today introduced an improved version of its 'Junk Buster' widget. Junk Buster V2 should prevent further attempts by the Direct Marketing Assocation to block the service.
John Jay Daly, the man who developed the idea that consumers should be able to opt out of 'direct marketing' advertising, has died aged 80.