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News & resources

ASA News and resources

Every week we receive lots of requests about our work from all different types of people – whether they are students, academics, teachers, members of the public industry or policy makers and parliamentarians.

As well as providing our latest news, we have put all of our resources in this section to help you conduct research or complete an assignment.

EASA produces a guide to global advertising regulation, read more here. 

  • Latest news

    Latest news

    This section contains our latest news, announcements and developments.

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  • Reports and surveys 

    Reports and research

    We regularly carry out sector surveys of the advertising we regulate to check compliance with the Codes. We also conduct research amongst the public to help inform our work. You can access copies of these reports here.

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  • Public affairs

    Public affairs

    The Public Affairs team is here to look after the ASA’s relationship with policy makers, Parliamentarians and those involved in civil society. Visit this section to access our responses to Government consultations, Select Committee enquiries and for information on how to contact the team.

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  • School Resources

    Education resources

    We have developed Ad:Check, a range of teaching resources to help young people learn about advertising regulation. They are primarily aimed at Key Stage 3 & 4 Citizenship classes, but can easily be adapted for other uses. 

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  • Events


    The ASA routinely organises seminars and consultation events to raise awareness of the way advertising is controlled and to gauge stakeholder views on the application of the ad rules.

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  • Hot topics

    Hot topics - Guides for consumers

    We’ve compiled fact sheets and articles about some of the important issues we deal with on behalf of the public and advertisers. 

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  • Archived annual reports

    Annual Report archive

    From 1961 to the present day, every Annual Report we’ve produced is available to view in fully searchable pdf format. A valuable resource for researchers and students. 

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  • FAQs


    Here we answer the most frequently asked questions about the ASA and our complaints process. Please visit this section as you may find your answer here instantly.

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  • Useful links

    Useful links

    Links to various bodies involved with consumer protection and regulation. We also are often get asked whether we can help with sourcing a particular ad or identify a piece of music used in an ad. We’ve provided links to some organisations that might be able to help.

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ASA Rulings

View our latest weekly ASA Rulings or search for rulings from the last five years.

Dealing with complaints - FAQs

We work hard to ensure our complaints procedures are transparent. Here we answer some commonly asked questions about how we handle complaints.

Follow Us

For ASA news, including our weekly rulings, press releases, research and reports.

Non-compliant online advertisers

Check the list of online advertisers who remain in breach of our rulings.

Press Zone

This section is for journalists only. Here you will be able to access embargoed material, breaking news and briefing papers as well as profile details for the ASA press office.