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Political advertising

Political ads and the CAP Code With the UK elections to the European Parliament taking place this week, and parties across the political spectrum making various pledges and promises to the electorate, the UK advertising watchdog is taking the opportunity to remind everyone that the political ads you see during the course of this [...]

May 22nd, 2019|ASA, CAP|0 Comments

Brexit – avoiding potential scams

We know there are many questions and uncertainties surrounding Brexit and what it will mean for consumers and business. As we wait to see what happens, we’re reminding consumers and businesses who have concerns about advertising related issues that nothing has changed. The advertising rules and legislation that underpins them and provide protections to consumer [...]

March 12th, 2019|ASA, CAP|0 Comments

Cyber Monday: Consumers in Scotland and Northern Ireland should watch out for misleading delivery claims

In support of National Consumer Week 26 Nov – 2 Dec, #FairDeliveryDay and the UK Consumer Protection Partnership’s platform, the Advertising Standards Authority are reminding online retailers to make sure their delivery claims don’t mislead consumers because of where they live. As more and more people opt for the convenience of shopping online to pick up a [...]

November 26th, 2018|ASA|0 Comments

ASA secures changes to viagogo’s website

The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has secured changes to the pricing information appearing on the website of secondary ticketing provider viagogo, so that consumers aren’t misled. As a result of their work, pricing information will now be made clear with one single price, containing both VAT and the compulsory booking fee, quoted upfront at the start [...]

September 4th, 2018|ASA|0 Comments

Inaugural ASA Rulings Podcast

Each week the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) put out rulings on advertisements they’ve been asked to investigate following complaints from the public, businesses and consumer groups. The ASA often get questions and comments from people interested in finding out more about how the advertising watchdog reach decisions, and what lessons can be learnt from the [...]

August 30th, 2018|ASA|0 Comments