Latest rulings

  • DSG Retail Ltd t/a Currys PC World

    • Upheld
    • Internet (sales promotion)
    • 24 May 2017

    A website for Currys PC World, www.currys.co.uk, seen on 25 November 2016 included a product page for a Samsung RF24FSEDBSR American-Style fridge-freezer with the accompanying text “DISCOUNT CODE- £150 off the marked price…Also available in store. Hurry, ends Monday”. Further text stated that the product was out of ...

  • Drink Doctor Ltd

    • Upheld
    • Internet (social networking)
    • 24 May 2017

    Four posts on Drink Doctor Ltd's Facebook page, seen in December 2016, promoted a 24-hour alcohol delivery service:

    a. A cartoon image of a man drinking wine from a bottle was accompanied by text stating, "People are not addicted to alcohol or drugs, they are addicted to escaping reality".

    b. T...

  • Funeral Services Ltd t/a Co-Op Funeralcare

    • Not Upheld
    • Internet (social networking), Television
    • 24 May 2017

    A TV ad and a video shown on Co-op Funeralcare’s YouTube channel, seen between October 2016 and February 2017:

    a. The TV ad featured scenes of an older man with his tractor engine. The man was shown driving his tractor while a voice-over stated, “Unlike some funeral plan providers, Co-op Funeralcare cover all ...

  • Halfords Ltd

    • Upheld
    • Television
    • 24 May 2017

    A TV ad for Halfords Ltd seen in November 2016 featured a man and woman in a car with the male actor stating, “Packed the boot, drive into darkness realised it was too dark. Pulled into Halfords, picked up a new bulb, had it fitted, journeyed into the light”. The voice-over then stated, “Buy a replacement car headli...