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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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Top 10 most complained ads 2014

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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Opinion piece: A fractious debate but a clear outcome

05 January 2017

Amidst reports about action we’ve taken to stop misleading ad claims about fracking by Friends of the Earth, we separate fact from fiction.

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Auction guide prices and non-optional fees

21 December 2016

CAP announces new guidance on auction lots focusing on guide prices and how information about non-optional fees should be displayed.

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New food rules to protect children

08 December 2016

Our sister body, CAP, has announced new rules banning the advertising of high fat, salt or sugar food and soft drink products in children’s media.

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ASA issues new advertising guidance for osteopaths

02 December 2016

We’ve sent new guidance to over 4,800 osteopaths which provides clarity on how to responsibly advertise osteopathic care for pregnant women, children and babies.

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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.

Press Zone

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.