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Welcome to the ASA's latest news. This section contains the latest news, announcements and developments.

We also have a Frequently Asked Questions page which answers popular questions about the ASA and how the system works.

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Proactive action on pay-per-bid auction websites

22 February 2017

We’ve taken action to ban misleading advertising claims by six pay-per-bid auction websites as part of a sector-wide project to tackle ads that were confusing consumers and leaving them out of pocket.

ASA supports safer internet day 2017

07 February 2017

We support Safer Internet Day, aimed at helping promote the safe, responsible and positive use of digital technology by children and young people.
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New website – coming very soon…

03 February 2017

In the next few weeks we’re launching our brand new merged ASA and CAP website; featuring improved design and new functionality.

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Opinion Piece: The Ads that attract the most complaints aren’t always the ones that need banning

23 January 2017

Despite the numbers of complaints last years' Top 10 generated, we thought the ads fell the right side of the line. But deciding whether an ad should be banned on the grounds of offence is always a judgement call.

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2016's most complained about ads

19 January 2017

We’ve published 2016’s Top 10 most complained about ads and for the second year running people are speaking up about the TV ads they find offensive.

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ASA Rulings

View our latest weekly ASA Rulings or search for rulings from the last five years.

Dealing with complaints - FAQs

We work hard to ensure our complaints procedures are transparent. Here we answer some commonly asked questions about how we handle complaints.

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Non-compliant online advertisers

Check the list of online advertisers who remain in breach of our rulings.

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This section is for journalists only. Here you will be able to access embargoed material, breaking news and briefing papers as well as profile details for the ASA press office.