Rulings (238)
  • Fischer Future Heat UK Ltd

    • Upheld
    • Internet (on own site), Leaflet
    • 13 November 2019

    Claims on a flyer and website for a heating system were misleading and unsubstantiated.

  • Friction Free Shaving Ltd

    • Internet (on own site)
    • 15 January 2020

    The website for Friction Free Shaving Ltd, www.ffs.co.uk, a women’s razor subscription service, seen in July 2019 displayed the company’s logo, FFS, next to the name “Friction Free Shaving” in the top left-hand corner. A page titled “Here’s how we work” provided information about ordering, delivery times and how refill...

  • Wowcher Ltd t/a Wowcher

    • Internet (on own site)
    • 15 January 2020

    A product listing for a “Grey Memory Foam Divan Bed”, seen on www.wowcher.co.uk on 27 March 2019, included a roundel contained the price “FROM £99” above a scored through price of £469.01. Further down the page in the “Full details” section text stated “We’re offering you a grey memory foam cubed divan bed with headboa...

  • Betway Ltd

    • Upheld
    • Video
    • 08 January 2020

    A YouTube ad for a gambling company broke the rules for featuring an individual who was under the age of 25.

  • Cyrano Ltd

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

    A Facebook post for a sunbed retailer misled by inaccurately representing the opinions of the person quoted.

  • Electrosensitivity-UK

    • Upheld
    • Poster
    • 08 January 2020

    Claims on a poster that 5G had negative health side effects could not be substantiated.

  • Fischer Future Heat UK Ltd

    • Upheld
    • Internet (on own site)
    • 08 January 2020

    Claims on a radiator website linking storage heaters with electro-magnetic contamination were misleading.

  • France Media Ltd

    • Upheld
    • Internet (on own site)
    • 08 January 2020

    An ad for a competition to win a balloon flight broke the rules for not awarding the advertised prize or a reasonable equivalent, and for not making clear significant information.

  • Funeralbooker Ltd t/a Beyond

    • Upheld
    • Internet (on own site)
    • 08 January 2020

    Claims on a funeral comparison website were misleading.

  • Grey Technology Ltd t/a Gtech

    • Upheld in part
    • Internet (on own site), National press
    • 08 January 2020

    A press ad for a vacuum made claims that could not be substantiated.

  • InterContinental Hotels Group plc t/a IHG

    • Upheld
    • Internet (on own site)
    • 08 January 2020

    Savings claims made on a hotel booking website were misleading.

  • Marks and Spencer plc

    • Not upheld
    • Television
    • 08 January 2020

    A TV ad was recognisable as an ad and did not break the rules.

  • Missguided Ltd

    • Not upheld
    • Television
    • 08 January 2020

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

  • Nicoventures Retail (UK) Ltd t/a Vype

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

    Web and YouTube ads were banned for promoting unlicensed nicotine-containing e-cigarettes or e-liquids.

  • Opodo Ltd

    • Upheld
    • 08 January 2020

    Claims in an email for a car hire sale could not be substantiated and were misleading.

  • PC Specialist

    • Upheld
    • Television
    • 08 January 2020

    A TV ad for bespoke computers was banned for presenting harmful gender stereotypes.

  • 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.

  • The College of Naturopathic Medicine Ltd t/a CNM

    • Not upheld
    • Internet (on own site)
    • 08 January 2020

    Accreditation claims on a website did not break the substantiation rules. 

  • Titan Insulation Ltd

    • Upheld
    • Internet (on own site)
    • 08 January 2020

    Claims on a home insulation service website were misleading. 

Informally resolved (93)
  • 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