The ACCC released the 14th edition of its Small Business in Focus report last week, outlining the number of reports and enquiries in the small business, franchising and agriculture sectors.
The report interestingly shows an increase in the number of franchising-related enquiries in the last 6 months and a high number of complaints made in relation to misleading conduct and inadequate disclosure.
The first half of the year was a busy one for the ACCC, with court action being taken against Ultra Tune and Geowash, as well as the first infringement notices under the Franchising Code being issued to Domino’s for failing to comply with the Code’s marketing fund requirements.
The report is available on the ACCC’s website here.
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