Rulings (17)
  • 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.

  • Solaw International Ltd t/a QLTS Advantage

    • Upheld
    • Internet (on own site), Website (own site)
    • 29 April 2020

    A website for a training course for lawyers made misleading and unverified claims.

  • UK Deed Poll Service Ltd

    • Upheld
    • Internet (on own site)
    • 18 March 2020

    Website ads for a deed poll company misled consumers by implying it was the officially recognised organisation for such services.

  • Bacardi Global Brands Ltd t/a Bombay Sapphire Gin

    • Not upheld
    • Video on demand, Cinema
    • 08 January 2020

    A VOD and cinema ad for gin did not break the rules around implying alcohol was capable of changing mood or enhancing creativity.

  • Missguided Ltd

    • Not upheld
    • Television
    • 08 January 2020

    A TV ad for a clothing company did not encourage irresponsible drinking.  

  • Person(s) unknown t/a The Folly Bar

    • Upheld
    • Internet (social networking)
    • 08 January 2020

    An ad seen on Facebook was banned for promoting or condoning excessive alcohol consumption.

  • Sazerac UK Ltd

    • Upheld
    • Internet (social networking)
    • 08 January 2020

    Instagram posts promoting alcohol broke the rules for including individuals who were or seemed to be under 25 years of age.

  • BrewDog Plc

    • Upheld
    • Poster
    • 18 December 2019

    A slogan on an outdoor poster for a brewing company broke the rules around social responsibility and offence.

  • Blackrose Ltd

    • Upheld
    • Internet (social networking)
    • 11 December 2019

    Facebook posts promoting three pubs broke the rules for encouraging excessive drinking and implying alcohol had therapeutic qualities.

  • Halewood International Ltd t/a Tequila Rose

    • Upheld in part
    • Internet (social networking)
    • 20 November 2019

    A post on Holly Ah-Thion’s Instagram account for Tequila Rose Liqueur broke the rules around alcohol ads featuring those who are or seem to be under 25 years of age.

  • Redee Solutions LLC

    • Upheld
    • Internet (social networking)
    • 30 October 2019

    A Facebook ad for an alcohol flush solution was banned for being socially irresponsible and for not holding adequate evidence to support their claims.

  • The Cornish Rum Company Ltd

    • Upheld in part
    • Internet (social networking)
    • 16 October 2019

    Ads on Instagram and in print were banned for linking alcohol to illicit drugs and for implying alcohol was capable of changing mood.

  • Drake & Morgan Ltd

    • Upheld
    • Internet (on own site)
    • 09 October 2019

    Claims on a webpage and email for bar and restaurant chain Drake and Morgan’s botanical themed drinks was considered socially irresponsible.    

  • Virgin Wine Online Ltd

    • Upheld
    • Email
    • 09 October 2019

    An email for a wine deal was misleading and broke the promotions rules. 

  • Trossachs Distillery Ltd t/a McQueen Gin

    • Upheld
    • Television
    • 25 September 2019

    A TV ad for McQueen Gin was banned as it irresponsibly linked drinking alcohol with potentially dangerous physical activities.

  • Heineken Enterprise Ltd

    • Not Upheld
    • Internet (social networking)
    • 04 September 2019

    The targeting of ads on Tanya Burr’s Instagram page for Heineken beer was acceptable because less than 25% of the audience were under the age of 18.

  • Home Office

    • Upheld
    • Radio
    • 28 August 2019

    A radio ad by the Home Office was misleading because it did not make sufficiently clear that some applicants to the EU Settlement Scheme would need to provide additional documents beyond their passport or ID card.