Rulings (181)
  • Beer52 Ltd

    • Upheld
    • Email
    • 16 September 2020

    A website ad for a beer subscription service made misleading claims about a discount offer.

  • Basetan

    • Upheld
    • Internet (social networking)
    • 02 September 2020

    A Facebook post promoting a tanning salon misleadingly implied sunbeds were the most efficient way to increase vitamin D levels and discouraged essential treatment for medical conditions.

  • Under Armour UK Ltd

    • Upheld
    • Internet (on own site)
    • 19 August 2020

    A website ad for Under Armour misleadingly stated that a T-shirt could improve the wearer’s strength and endurance.

  • British Gas Services Ltd t/a British Gas

    • Not upheld
    • Radio
    • 12 August 2020

    Three radio ads for British Gas’ HomeCare service did not make misleading price claims.

  • Easylife Group Ltd

    • Upheld
    • Newspaper
    • 12 August 2020

    A newspaper ad for a face mask was banned for implying it could protect wearers from COVID-19 without holding sufficient evidence to prove it met PPE standards.

  • Pheka Agency Co Ltd

    • Upheld
    • Social media (paid ad)
    • 12 August 2020

    A jewellery company’s Facebook ad was banned for stating a necklace could provide protection from electromagnetic radiation without holding adequate proof to back up the claim.

  • Sky UK Ltd

    • Upheld
    • Internet (on own site), Television
    • 12 August 2020

    A TV and website ad for Sky were banned for not making the full cost of a discount package sufficiently clear.

  • Anglian Windows Ltd t/a Anglian Home Improvements

    • Upheld
    • Internet (on own site)
    • 05 August 2020

    A website ad for home appliances was banned for making misleading savings claims.

  • Everest Ltd

    • Upheld
    • Internet (on own site)
    • 05 August 2020

    A website ad for new household windows and doors was banned for making misleading savings claims.

  • Harvey Water Softeners Ltd

    • Upheld
    • Leaflet
    • 05 August 2020

    A leaflet for a water softener misleadingly claimed that the product produced glossier hair and softer skin.

  • Serenity Technologies Ltd t/a Neocremations

    • Upheld
    • Internet (on own site)
    • 05 August 2020

    A website ad for a cremation service was banned for denigrating the company’s competitors.

  • The Regenerative Clinic Ltd

    • Upheld
    • Newspaper
    • 05 August 2020

    A newspaper ad for joint pain treatment was banned for implying that the treatment permanently relieved discomfort associated with arthritis.

  • HiSmile Pty Ltd

    • Upheld
    • Social media (paid ad)
    • 22 July 2020

    A Snapchat story ad for a teeth whitening product made misleading claims about its effectiveness.

  • Online Tax Rebates Ltd

    • Not upheld
    • Website (own site)
    • 22 July 2020

    A website ad for tax rebate quotes did not misleadingly imply consumers could obtain an estimate before deciding whether to proceed with a claim.

  • BOXT Ltd

    • Upheld in part
    • Television, Social media (own site)
    • 15 July 2020

    A YouTube and TV ad for a BOXT boiler was banned for making misleading price comparison claims.

  • Procter & Gamble (Health & Beauty Care) Ltd

    • Upheld
    • Poster, Transport
    • 08 July 2020

    A poster advertising nasal spray made misleading claims about its effectiveness against eliminating cold symptoms.

  • Shell UK Ltd

    • Upheld
    • Radio
    • 08 July 2020

    A radio ad for Shell’s loyalty scheme was banned for being misleading.

  • Telefonica UK Ltd t/a O2

    • Upheld
    • National press
    • 08 July 2020

    Two newspaper ads for O2 made misleading claims about the total cost of an iPad and Surface Pros.

  • Lemongrassrice Ltd

    • Upheld
    • Social media (paid ad)
    • 24 June 2020

    A paid-for Facebook post by an online retailer made misleading claims that its product, a bra, could reduce the risk of breast cancer.

  • Paul Coleman

    • Upheld
    • Website (own site)
    • 17 June 2020

    A website promoting gambling systems made misleading claims about the success and profitability of the system and was socially irresponsible for suggesting gambling could provide an alternative to employment or was a way to achieve financial security.

Informally resolved (26)
  • AB Electrolux

    • 04 December 2019
    • Number of complaints: 1

    Media: Internet (sales promotion)
    Topic: Appliances, electronics and machinery

  • AXN Ltd

    • 04 December 2019
    • Number of complaints: 1

    Media: Internet (on own site)
    Topic: Delivery, construction and logistics

  • Amazon Europe Core Sarl

    • 04 December 2019
    • Number of complaints: 1

    Media: Internet (on own site)
    Topic: Appliances, electronics and machinery

  • B&Q plc

    • 04 December 2019
    • Number of complaints: 1

    Media: Internet (on own site)
    Topic: Delivery, construction and logistics

  • B&Q plc

    • 04 December 2019
    • Number of complaints: 1

    Media: Internet (on own site)
    Topic: Delivery, construction and logistics

  • Blue SAS

    • 04 December 2019
    • Number of complaints: 1

    Media: Internet (display)
    Topic: Holidays, travel and motoring

  • Cameron Mackintosh Ltd - unconfirmed

    • 04 December 2019
    • Number of complaints: 1

    Media: Internet (on own site)
    Topic: Pricing and charges

  • Dockyard Social CIC

    • 04 December 2019
    • Number of complaints: 2

    Media: Internet (social networking), Leaflet
    Topic: Food, drink and supplements

  • Expedia.com Ltd

    • 04 December 2019
    • Number of complaints: 1

    Media: Internet (on own site)
    Topic: Holidays, travel and motoring

  • Harrington & Byrne Ltd

    • 04 December 2019
    • Number of complaints: 1

    Media: National press
    Topic: Clothing, shoes and jewellery

  • Howarth Homes plc

    • 04 December 2019
    • Number of complaints: 1

    Media: National press
    Topic: Property sales and lettings

  • In The Style Fashion Ltd

    • 04 December 2019
    • Number of complaints: 1

    Media: Internet (sales promotion)
    Topic: Clothing, shoes and jewellery

  • JD Sports Fashion Plc

    • 04 December 2019
    • Number of complaints: 1

    Media: Internet (on own site)
    Topic: Promotions and competitions

  • John Lewis Partnership plc

    • 04 December 2019
    • Number of complaints: 3

    Media: National press, Internet (social networking), Point of sale
    Topic: Promotions and competitions

  • Lifecycle Marketing - unconfirmed

    • 04 December 2019
    • Number of complaints: 1

    Media: Internet (sales promotion)
    Topic: Children and the vulnerable

  • MyCityDeal Ltd

    • 04 December 2019
    • Number of complaints: 1

    Media: Internet (on own site)
    Topic: Promotions and competitions

  • Peloton Interactive UK Ltd

    • 04 December 2019
    • Number of complaints: 1

    Media: Internet (on own site), Internet (social networking), Television
    Topic: Sports, leisure and hobbies

  • Person(s) unknown

    • 04 December 2019
    • Number of complaints: 1

    Media: Internet (on own site)
    Topic: Gender, sex and relationships

  • RB UK Commercial Ltd

    • 04 December 2019
    • Number of complaints: 4

    Media: Television
    Topic: Home and garden

  • Specsavers Optical Group Ltd

    • 04 December 2019
    • Number of complaints: 1

    Media: Internet (on own site)
    Topic: Promotions and competitions