Franchising Code of Conduct

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Industry body slams automotive franchising draft


Industry bodies have slammed the government’s automotive franchising draft, suggesting the proposed changes will have “very little effect” on new car dealers. In a statement released on Monday, the Australian

5 ways to avoid a franchise agreement fail


What could possibly go wrong? How to ensure you don’t set yourself up for trouble when setting up or amending your franchise agreement. As a franchisor, when drafting or amending your

Do I always have to pay franchise fees?


“Surely I don’t have to pay fees if the franchise lets me down?” Is this fact or fiction? Let’s take a closer look… It’s a fact of life that despite

6 ways to fix franchise buyer concerns


When franchise buyers are reviewing business opportunities they are encouraged to see any franchisor non-compliance as a red flag. They would be quite justified to stop and reconsider signing up

$500,000 slashed as Ultra Tune penalty downgraded


Just months after the automotive business was fined a landmark $2.6m for breaches of the Franchising Code of Conduct, Ultra Tune has won an appeal to have its penalties cut

ACCC to crack down on unfair contract terms


Small business is in for a compliance overhaul, with the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) committing to crackdown on unfair contract terms. In its latest Small Business in Focus

Understanding the Franchise Agreement [GUIDE]


Buying a franchise business is a significant undertaking – one that requires thorough research of the franchise system, speaking to existing and past franchisees and most importantly understanding the franchise agreement you are signing.

The good, the bad and the ugly: spotting a dud franchise


The franchising model might be proven but not every system is a shining example of what a franchising business can be.

ACCC fields increase in franchising enquiries


Franchise enquiries to the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission have increased in the last six months.