Permitted Development (1) – payphone kiosks and advertisements – Exchange Chambers

‘Under Part 16 Class A of Schedule 2 of the Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) (England) Order 2015 development consisting of the installation, alteration or replacement of any electronic communications apparatus is permitted development, subject to a requirement for prior approval.’

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Exchange Chambers, 12th February 2020

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Pretty Little Thing: ‘Overly sexualised’ advert banned – BBC News

Posted February 5th, 2020 in advertising, complaints, news, ombudsmen, women by tracey

‘An advert for fashion retailer Pretty Little Thing which featured women wearing exposing lingerie has been banned for being “offensive”.’

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BBC News, 5th February 2020

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Surrogacy: Social media advertising plans prompt regulator warning – BBC News

Posted January 29th, 2020 in advertising, families, internet, Law Commission, news, pregnancy, surrogacy by sally

‘Social media adverts urging young women to become surrogate mothers could be allowed under Law Commission proposals.’

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BBC News, 29th January 2020

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Love Island star Molly Mae’s Insta post banned – BBC News

Posted January 8th, 2020 in advertising, complaints, internet, news, ombudsmen by sally

‘Social media influencer Molly Mae Hague has become the latest in a string of reality stars to have a complaint upheld against her by the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA).’

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BBC News, 8th January 2020

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‘Girl boss’ advert banned for gender stereotyping – BBC News

Posted January 8th, 2020 in advertising, complaints, gender, news, ombudsmen, sex discrimination by sally

‘An advert saying “You do the girl boss thing” has been banned by the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA).’

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BBC News, 8th January 2020

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Betting ad featuring England footballer Declan Rice banned, as watchdog rules prank videos are advertising – Daily Telegraph

Posted January 8th, 2020 in advertising, gambling, internet, news, ombudsmen, sport by sally

‘YouTube prank videos made by corporate brands are subject to advertising rules, a watchdog had ruled after banning a clip of England footballer Declan Rice appearing for a betting company.’

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Daily Telegraph, 8th January 2020

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New advertising rule “not a complete ban”, says SRA – Legal Futures

Posted December 19th, 2019 in advertising, news, solicitors, Solicitors Regulation Authority by sally

‘The new rule that prohibits solicitors from making unsolicited approaches to members of the public is not a blanket ban on all advertising, the Solicitors Regulation Authority has clarified.’

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Legal Futures, 19th December 2019

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Advertising watchdog bans e-cigarette promotion on Instagram – The Guardian

Posted December 18th, 2019 in advertising, complaints, health, internet, news, ombudsmen, smoking, young persons by sally

‘British American Tobacco (BAT) and three other e-cigarette firms have been banned by the UK advertising watchdog from promoting their vaping products on public Instagram pages in a ruling described as “a huge step forward” by health campaigners.’

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The Guardian, 18th December 2019

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Advert offering ‘life insurance to die for’ banned for trivialising suicide – Daily Telegraph

Posted December 12th, 2019 in advertising, complaints, insurance, internet, news, suicide by tracey

‘A Facebook advert for a company that sells “life insurance to die for” has been banned for trivialising suicide among young men.’

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Daily Telegraph, 11th December 2019

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BOA issue ‘full and robust response’ to athletes over sponsorship rights legal challenge – The Independent

Posted December 11th, 2019 in advertising, news, restraint of trade, sport by tracey

‘The British Olympic Association [BOA] says it has “formally responded” to a legal challenge over sponsorship rights brought by a group of its own athletes that could cast a shadow over its preparations for next year’s Tokyo Games.’

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The Independent, 11th December 2019

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Another Deliveroo TV ad banned for being misleading – BBC News

Posted December 4th, 2019 in advertising, complaints, news by tracey

‘An advert featuring a woman diving into a Deliveroo delivery bag to retrieve multiple food orders has been banned.’

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BBC News, 4th December 2019

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Restrictions to maintain free and fair elections – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted December 2nd, 2019 in advertising, defamation, elections, news by sally

‘Elections are hotly contested affairs, rife with accusations and mud-slinging. George Bernard Shaw put it bluntly: ‘An election is a moral horror, as bad as a battle except for the blood; a mud bath for every soul concerned in it.’ ‘

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Law Society's Gazette, 2nd December 2019

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Vegan activists banned by ASA from using poster which claimed eating meat is worse than all forms of transport – Daily Telegraph

Posted December 2nd, 2019 in advertising, agriculture, climate change, complaints, news, veganism by sally

‘A vegan poster campaign has been banned by the Advertising Standards Authority for claiming that eating meat is worse for greenhouse gas emissions than all forms of transport.’

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Daily Telegraph, 29th November 2019

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FCA to ban promotion of mini-bonds to small investors – The Guardian

Posted November 26th, 2019 in advertising, financial regulation, internet, news by tracey

‘The City watchdog is to ban the promotion of speculative mini-bonds to small investors after facing severe criticism over its handling of the collapse of London Capital & Finance.’

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The Guardian, 26th November 2019

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British athletes launch legal action against BOA over sponsorship rules – The Guardian

Posted November 18th, 2019 in advertising, codes of practice, news, sport by sally

‘Twenty high-profile British athletes led by the sprinter Adam Gemili have taken the extraordinary step of launching legal action against the British Olympic Association to force it to relax its “unjust and unlawful” sponsorship rules for Team GB stars.’

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The Guardian, 15th November 2019

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Social media ads encouraging children to get ‘likes and followers’ banned by watchdog – Daily Telegraph

Posted November 13th, 2019 in advertising, children, complaints, internet, mental health, news, ombudsmen by sally

‘TV adverts which encourage children to get ‘likes’ and ‘followers’ on social media have been banned as they could be damaging to their ‘mental health and self-esteem’, a watchdog has ruled.’

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Daily Telegraph, 13th November 2019

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UK can’t rely on US platforms to regulate political ads, inquiry told – The Guardian

Posted November 6th, 2019 in advertising, inquiries, internet, news, political parties by sally

‘The UK cannot continue to rely on the goodwill of US digital platforms for regulating political adverts online, the chair of a parliamentary inquiry into democracy and digital campaigning has told the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA).’

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The Guardian, 5th November 2019

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‘Dangerous’ government advert for universal credit ruled misleading by watchdog – The Independent

Posted November 6th, 2019 in advertising, benefits, complaints, disabled persons, news by sally

‘A complaint that a government advert extolling the benefits of universal credit was misleading, and thus “dangerous to the health and financial security of disabled people”, has been upheld by the UK’s advertising watchdog.’

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The Independent, 6th November 2019

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Katie Price, Lauren Goodger and Georgia Harrison Instagram posts banned – BBC News

Posted October 23rd, 2019 in advertising, food, health, internet, news, ombudsmen by tracey

‘A trio of influencers have had Instagram posts touting diet products banned by the UK’s ad regulator.’

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BBC News, 23rd October 2019

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Watchdog questions collection of public’s Gov.uk data – BBC News

‘The UK’s Information Commissioner’s Office is questioning the UK government about the collection of personal data on its Gov.uk platform.’

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BBC News, 12th September 2019

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