Rulings (155)
  • Sky UK Ltd

    • Not upheld
    • Television
    • 28 October 2020

    A website and TV ad for Sky was not found to be misleading.

  • 360 Health Ltd t/a London Vaccination Centre

    • Upheld
    • Email
    • 14 October 2020

    A direct email from a vaccination clinic was banned for implying that a positive COVID-19 antibody test would show that people were immune to the disease.

  • Esso Petroleum Company, Limited t/a Esso Petroleum Company, Limited

    • Not upheld
    • Magazine
    • 14 October 2020

    A magazine ad for a fuel company did not make misleading environmental claims.

  • Profit Accumulator Ltd t/a Bonus Accumulator

    • Upheld
    • Social media (paid ad)
    • 14 October 2020

    A paid-for Facebook post and a website post for a betting company were banned for presenting gambling as a way to achieve financial security, for being misleading and for being socially irresponsible.

  • Solihull Health Check Clinic

    • Upheld
    • Internet (on own site)
    • 14 October 2020

    A website ad for a health clinic was banned for stating that a COVID-19 antibody test was 100% accurate and for implying that a positive result would show that people were immune to the disease.

  • Technical Specialities Ltd t/a Lakeland Paints

    • Upheld
    • Internet (on own site)
    • 14 October 2020

    A website ad for a paint product was banned for making misleading claims about its effectiveness in absorbing air pollutants.

  • XMedical Ltd t/a Corona Test Centre

    • Upheld
    • Internet (social networking), Website (own site)
    • 14 October 2020

    A paid-for Facebook ad and a website post for a COVID-19 test site were banned for implying that a positive antibody test would show that people were immune to the disease.

  • Comfort Click Ltd t/a WeightWorld.co.uk, ShytoBuy.co.uk

    • Upheld
    • 07 October 2020

    An Amazon listing for a foot and leg massage therapy machine was banned for making medical claims despite the product not being a CE-marked medical device.

  • Omaze Inc

    • Upheld
    • 07 October 2020

    A website promotion for a house raffle competition did not clearly explain the free route entry.

  • Puressentiel UK Ltd

    • Upheld
    • 07 October 2020

    A newspaper ad for an air spray product misleadingly implied that it could reduce airborne household bacteria.

  • Marlow Foods Ltd t/a Quorn Foods

    • Upheld
    • Television
    • 30 September 2020

    A TV ad for a Quorn product was banned for misleadingly implying that it helped reduce consumers’ carbon footprint.

  • PLR Worldwide Sales Ltd t/a Playrix

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

    Two paid-for Facebook ads for gaming apps were banned for misleadingly representing the games they were purported to feature.

  • The Trade Centre Group plc t/a The Trade Centre UK, The Trade Centre Wales

    • Upheld
    • 23 September 2020

    A radio ad for a used car dealer was banned for presenting the terms and conditions in an unclear and ambiguous manner.

  • 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.

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