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

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Our call for evidence: Gender stereotyping in ads

28 April 2016

We’ve announced that we’re to start a new project exploring gender stereotyping in ads.

Our role in UK advertising's success

12 April 2016

A report into the export and global impact of the UK ad industry has highlighted the key role that the ASA plays in protecting adland’s reputation and how other countries choose to replicate the effectiveness of our self-regulatory system.

Top 10 most complained ads 2014

2015's most complained about ads

23 February 2016

We’ve published 2015’s Top 10 most complained about ads and it was all about themes and issues that people found offensive, despite the fact the majority of complaints we receive are about misleading ads.


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Reg Bailey appointed to ASA Council

18 February 2016

Our Chairman, Lord Chris Smith has announced the appointment of the former Chief Executive of Mothers’ Union, Reg Bailey, to the ASA Council.

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Sector compliance - PC processor speeds

18 February 2016

Our Compliance team has published guidance on the advertising of speed claims in ads for multi-core PC processors.

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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.