Rulings (413)
  • University of East Anglia

    • Upheld
    • Internet (on own site)
    • 15 November 2017

    A website for the University of East Anglia (UEA), www.uea.ac.uk, seen on 9 June 2017, featured a black box including text stating, “Top 5 for student satisfaction (National Student Survey 2005-2016)” at the bottom of the homepage.

  • Falmouth University

    • Upheld
    • Internet (on own site)
    • 15 November 2017

    A website for Falmouth University, www.falmouth.ac.uk, seen on 10 June 2017 featured text stating “The UK’s No 1 Arts University (for three years running)” in “The Sunday Times League Table 2017” on a webpage titled “League Table Results”. Additionally, on the third page of the “2018 Undergraduate Prospectus”, avail...

  • University of Leicester

    • Upheld
    • Internet (social networking)
    • 15 November 2017

    A paid for Facebook post for the University of Leicester, seen on 17 July 2017, featured text stating that the university was “a top 1% world university” and “A World Ranked University”.

  • University of Strathclyde

    • Upheld
    • Internet (on own site)
    • 15 November 2017

    A website for the University of Strathclyde, www.strath.ac.uk, seen on 8 June 2017 featured a webpage titled “Physics” that included a headline stating “We’re ranked No.1 in the UK”. Below this featured text stating “The Department of Physics at the University of Strathclyde, in the centre of Glasgow, has been rated...

  • University of West London

    • Upheld
    • Regional press
    • 15 November 2017

    A regional press advertorial for the University of West London (UWL), seen on 20 June 2017, featured text stating that UWL was “named as London’s top modern university - and one of the top 10 in the UK - in the Guardian University Guide 2018”.

  • Amberley House Cottage Holidays Ltd

    • Not Upheld
    • Internet (on own site)
    • 22 November 2017

    A website for UpFront Reviews, www.upfrontreviews.com, seen on 7 July 2017, stated on a page titled “Accommodation Reviews” that the “Average rating” of properties included in the “Amberley House Cottage Holidays Group” portfolio was “4.6 OUT OF 5”. An individual prope...

  • British Telecommunications plc

    • Upheld
    • Television
    • 22 November 2017

    A TV ad for BT, seen on 11 May 2017, advertised broadband packages. The voice-over stated, "The welcome discount on BT Unlimited Broadband has just got bigger. We'll now give you a discount of over 30%". Large text across the screen stated "BIGGER DISCOUNT" followed by "NOW OVER 30% DISCOUNT...

  • Buy It Direct Ltd

    • Upheld
    • Internet (on own site)
    • 22 November 2017

    A website for Drones Direct, www.dronesdirect.co.uk, seen in September 2017, for a “DJI Goggles FPV Headset”, featured text that stated “Only £499.00 Save 12%”.

  • Complete PT Solutions Ltd

    • Upheld
    • Internet (sales promotion)
    • 22 November 2017

    A post on the Facebook page for Complete PT Solutions, a personal training service company, dated 14 July 2017, stated “ [warning emoji] EDIT! Last entry will be 7pm tonight (21/07/17) we will then choose the winner, live, at 8pm! [warning emoji]. [exclamation mark emoji] DON’T MISS OUT [exclamation mark emoji]. WIN...

  • Cumbre International Ltd t/a Goodnightsnoring.com

    • Upheld
    • Television
    • 22 November 2017

    A TV ad for acupressure sleep aid company Goodnightsnoring.com was seen on 24 April 2017. The ad opened with a female presenter describing the “Good Night Ring” sleep aid. She said, “Hi there, I’d like to tell you about the recent Good Night Ring user trial which involved 136 couples. Let me give you some more amazi...

Informally resolved (1855)
  • ABC Lawyers Ltd t/a Timeshare Compensation

    • 22 November 2017
    • Number of complaints: 1

    Media: Leaflet
    Topic: Financial products and services

  • Advantage Marketing Corporation Ltd t/a Quingo

    • 22 November 2017
    • Number of complaints: 1

    Media: Leaflet
    Topic: Holidays, travel and motoring

  • Amazon Europe Core Sarl

    • 22 November 2017
    • Number of complaints: 1

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

  • Backstage Rockstar Ltd

    • 22 November 2017
    • Number of complaints: 1

    Media: Internet (social networking)
    Topic: Clothing, shoes and jewellery

  • Bikelights UK Ltd

    • 22 November 2017
    • Number of complaints: 1

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

  • Dr Claire Bowen t/a Unique Perceptions

    • 22 November 2017
    • Number of complaints: 1

    Media: Internet (on own site)
    Topic: Health conditions

  • Dunelm Group plc

    • 22 November 2017
    • Number of complaints: 1

    Media: Internet (on own site)
    Topic: Home and garden

  • Ebuyer (UK) Ltd

    • 22 November 2017
    • Number of complaints: 1

    Media: Internet (on own site)
    Topic: Computers, phones and telecoms

  • Emergency Drainage Ltd

    • 22 November 2017
    • Number of complaints: 1

    Media: Internet (on own site)
    Topic: Home and garden

  • Everglade Manchester

    • 22 November 2017
    • Number of complaints: 1

    Media: Radio
    Topic: Home and garden

Mail order cases (28)
  • William Reed Business Media Ltd

    • 18 October 2017
    • Number of complaints: 1

    Media: E-mail
    Topic: Promotions and competitions, Recruitment and work

  • Alisha Lemay

    • 04 October 2017
    • Number of complaints: 1

    Media: Internet (sales promotion)
    Topic: Promotions and competitions, Sports, leisure and hobbies

  • Immediate Media Company Ltd t/a buysubscriptions

    • 27 September 2017
    • Number of complaints: 1

    Media: Magazine
    Topic: Sports, leisure and hobbies

  • K n M's Embroidery

    • 27 September 2017
    • Number of complaints: 1

    Media: Internet (sales promotion)
    Topic: Promotions and competitions

  • Teentoday Ltd t/a Maximumpop!

    • 13 September 2017
    • Number of complaints: 1

    Media: Internet (sales promotion)
    Topic: Gambling

  • Lingerie Outlet Store Ltd

    • 30 August 2017
    • Number of complaints: 1

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

  • Boots UK Ltd

    • 16 August 2017
    • Number of complaints: 1

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

  • Stafco Ltd t/a Handpresso UK

    • 21 June 2017
    • Number of complaints: 1

    Media: Internet (sales promotion)
    Topic: Promotions and competitions, Food, drink and supplements

  • Hearst Magazines UK Ltd t/a Good Housekeeping

    • 14 June 2017
    • Number of complaints: 1

    Media: Internet (sales promotion)
    Topic: Promotions and competitions, Sports, leisure and hobbies

  • Spar (UK) Ltd

    • 14 June 2017
    • Number of complaints: 1

    Media: Internet (sales promotion)
    Topic: Promotions and competitions

Database cases (30)
  • Wye Valley Promotions Ltd

    • 22 November 2017
  • Capital One Bank (Europe) plc

    • 15 November 2017
  • Wowcher Ltd

    • 08 November 2017
  • Glide Utilities Ltd

    • 25 October 2017
  • Quotatis Ltd

    • 25 October 2017
  • Ingenie Services Ltd

    • 18 October 2017
  • Smyths Toys UK Ltd

    • 11 October 2017
  • Bolsover Cruise Club Ltd

    • 04 October 2017
  • Progress Ltd

    • 27 September 2017
  • Virgin Media Ltd

    • 13 September 2017