A Daily Telegraph investigation today finds that “Government agencies are making millions of pounds every year” by using expensive 0870 telephone numbers.

Back in April, the Department of Health banned the practice for GPs’ surgeries. But many other types of government helplines are clearly still at it.

Saynoto0879.com, a very useful database of organisations that use expensive non-geographical numbers. Callers to public bodies should probably bookmark that site.

(Via the Adam Smith Insitute blog)