Latest rulings

  • Stream Live Ltd

    • Upheld
    • Internet (on own site)
    • 09 November 2016

    A website for TheCircle psychic reading service, www.thecircle.com, seen on 7 July 2016 included text on the home page which stated “World renowned psychic advice from The Circle” and “We offer quality psychic readings from the very best psychics. TheCircle has over 300 expert readers”.

  • Ginger Pop Ltd

    • Upheld
    • Regional press
    • 21 September 2016

    A press ad for the Ginger Pop Shop seen in the Purbeck Gazette in June 2016 included text which stated “Visit our shop and get the tea-towel!” and featured an illustration of a ‘golly’ character holding a pint of ginger beer with text underneath stating “ENGLISH FREEDOM”.

  • Postcode Lottery Ltd

    • Not Upheld
    • Television
    • 10 August 2016

    A TV ad for Postcode Lottery, seen between 8 and 16 May 2016, featured previous lottery winners urging other people to play. One man shown, who was apparently a member of the clergy, stated "You do win, it's fabulous. I keep telling people, play, because you never know who's going to win".

  • Global Life Distribution (UK) Ltd

    • Upheld
    • Television
    • 27 July 2016

    Two TV ads for Promis Life funeral cover, seen on ITV4 and 5Star in March 2016.

    In ad (a), a man said to camera, “Here’s a question for you. How much do you think a funeral costs? Well you might be shocked, as on top of the funeral director, hearse, coffin and other costs it can soon add up to well over £...