Friday, 28 September 2018 19:41


A further 98 firms have been issued enforcement notices by the Advertising Standards Authority in the latest victory for SNP MSP Richard Lochhead’s campaign against unfair delivery charges. 

The enforcement notices were issued after Mr Lochhead compiled a second dossier highlighting firms that hit parts of Scotland with higher delivery charges – despite many advertising free UK-wide delivery. 

The ASA had previously issued enforcement orders to 128 firms after similar evidence was submitted by Mr Lochhead. 

The Moray MSP’s Fair Delivery Charges campaign has crowdsourced evidence of misleading advertising and unfair delivery charges, which typically hit consumers in rural and Highland Scotland.

Commenting, Mr Lochhead said:

“This is another significant step in the fight against unfair delivery charges, which can have a serious impact on consumers and businesses across Scotland. 

“It’s fundamentally unfair for companies to advertise free UK-wide delivery – but then hit buyers with hidden fees. 

“I’m glad that the ASA have been willing to step in with presented with evidence, and it’s pleasing that many firms are responding positively and making immediate changes. 

“But they shouldn’t wait until they get hit with an enforcement notice – it’s time for all retailers to take this seriously and stop ripping off consumers in Scotland.”

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