Advertising Crackdown on Unfair Delivery Charges

By Reporter, The HighLand Times, Sunday December 17 2017

Richard Lochhead welcomes action following Holyrood meeting.

Richard Lochhead has welcomed reports that the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) is now looking to proactively crackdown on firms which advertise UK wide delivery – if they do not live up to that claim because they penalise residents and businesses in rural areas of Scotland.

It follows a meeting at Holyrood last week between senior figures from the ASA and Mr. Lochhead who has been leading the campaign against unfair delivery charges.

Richard Lochhead MSP for Moray commented:

“I am delighted that this campaign has now resulted in this action.

“When I briefed the ASA Chairman Lord Currie and Chief Executive Guy Parker at Holyrood - they were clearly shocked to hear about the many cases of rip off parcel delivery charges I have come across as a result of my campaign.

“It was agreed I would send a dossier of the more extreme cases to the ASA and it is good news that the ASA is now considering pro-active action to tackle rip off parcel delivery surcharges.

“Excessive delivery surcharges hit residents and businesses in many rural areas of Scotland and there are still far too many examples of companies excluding much of mainland Scotland from the definition of mainland UK so that they can apply excessive delivery surcharges.

“I welcome this conformation from the ASA that they are going to crackdown on this – and help start to put an end to this unjustifiable practice.”



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