Rulings (36)
  • Missguided Ltd

    • Upheld
    • Social media (influencer or affiliate ad)
    • 14 April 2021

    An Instagram post by influencer Zara McDermott promoting Missguided products was banned for not being obviously identifiable as an ad.

  • North Wests Competitions Ltd

    • Upheld
    • Social media (influencer or affiliate ad)
    • 14 April 2021

    Two Instagram posts by an influencer promoting a free giveaway were banned for not being obviously identifiable as ads.

  • Grey Technology Ltd t/a Gtech

    • Upheld in part
    • Newspaper, Internet (website content)
    • 07 April 2021

    Two newspaper ads and a website ad for a vacuum cleaner were banned for implying the product could completely eliminate dust clouds without holding adequate evidence to prove this.

  • Vauxhall Motors Ltd

    • Upheld
    • Television
    • 07 April 2021

    A TV ad for the Vauxhall Corsa was not found to be misleading.

  • Campylite Investments Ltd

    • Upheld
    • Internet (website content), Internet (video)
    • 31 March 2021

    A YouTube video and blog post for a building consultant were banned for denigrating one of their competitors by claiming they were scammers.

  • Team HARD Racing Ltd

    • Upheld
    • Social media (paid ad), Website (paid ad)
    • 17 March 2021

    A paid-for Instagram post and a website post promoting a competition to win a car breached the CAP Code as it was administered unfairly.

  • Watches of Switzerland Company Ltd t/a Goldsmiths

    • Upheld
    • Website (own site)
    • 17 March 2021

    A website post by a jewellery retailer was banned for making misleading savings claims about a pair of earrings.

  • Camden Town Brewery Ltd

    • Upheld in part
    • 10 March 2021

    A TV ad for a brewery was banned for presenting a giveaway of free items in an unclear way that confused it with a prize draw. The same ad was not likely to appeal strongly to children.

  • DSG Retail Ltd t/a Currys PC World

    • Upheld
    • 10 March 2021

    A TV ad for Currys PC World was banned for irresponsibly encouraging excessive spending through the use of credit, particularly in relation to purchasing higher value Christmas gifts with a ‘pay later’ payment method.

  • I Saw it First Ltd

    • Upheld
    • 10 March 2021

    A website ad for an online clothing retailer was banned for misleadingly implying that discount codes and discounted prices applied to certain products when this was not the case.

  • Smart Metering Communications Body Ltd t/a Smart Energy GB

    • Not upheld
    • 10 March 2021

    A TV and radio ad for a smart meter which stated that the product could help consumers to save money on their bills was not found to be misleading.

  • Molly-Mae Hague t/a mollymaehague

    • Upheld
    • Social media (own site)
    • 03 March 2021

    An Instagram post by influencer Molly Mae Hague promoting a prize draw broke the CAP Code as there was no evidence that the prize was awarded in accordance with the laws of chance or under the supervision of an independent person.

  • DSG Retail Ltd t/a Currys PC World

    • Upheld
    • Internet (on own site), Television
    • 24 February 2021

    Two TV ads for Currys PC World were banned for misleadingly implying that consumers were able to purchase a TV for half price when this was not the case.

  • Hutchison 3G UK Ltd t/a 3

    • Upheld
    • Search (paid), Internet (on own site), Television
    • 24 February 2021

    A TV, website and paid-for search ad by Three Mobile were banned for not holding adequate substantiation to support the claim that they were the ‘best network for data.”

  • Telefonica UK Ltd t/a O2

    • Upheld
    • National newspaper (paid ad), Television
    • 24 February 2021

    A TV and newspaper ad for O2 which claimed it was the “UK’s No.1 Network” was found to be misleading because the comparisons it made with competitors were not clear.

  • Boohoo.com UK Ltd in association with Luke Mabbott

    • Upheld
    • Social media (influencer or affiliate ad)
    • 10 February 2021

    A TikTok post by an influencer promoting the fashion retailer Boohoo breached the CAP Code as it was not obviously identifiable as an ad.

  • HardDisk Direct Ltd

    • Upheld
    • Internet (website content)
    • 03 February 2021

    A website ad for an IT hardware retailer was banned for containing misleading scores from a third-party review website.

  • Studio Retail Ltd

    • Upheld
    • Television, VOD
    • 27 January 2021

    A TV and video on demand ad for a shopping retailer was banned for irresponsibly encouraging excessive spending.

  • In The Style Fashion Ltd t/a In the Style

    • Upheld
    • Internet
    • 06 January 2021

    A website and Instagram post by an online fashion retailer were banned for implying that all their products were included in an offer when this was not actually the case.

  • Lidl Great Britain Ltd

    • Upheld
    • Internet (on own site), National press, Leaflet
    • 16 December 2020

    Two leaflets, a website, and two newspaper ads for Lidl products were banned for quoting unsubstantiated RRP claims.