Guide

Comply with advertising standards

Introduction

Complying with the advertising standards is usually very simple. As long as your advertisement is legal, decent, truthful and honest, you usually won't normally have to worry about. Whichever media you choose, the claims you make for your product or service must comply with a number of regulations.

There are two committees that govern advertising practices in the UK, one for broadcast advertising, the other for non-broadcast advertising. Both are responsible for creating, revising and enforcing the advertising codes of practice.

This guide outlines how these codes and various laws affect your business. It also explains how to avoid breaching any regulations and covers what happens if your advertising is the subject of a complaint.