The franchising industry has again come under scrutiny from the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission, with the regulator today issuing a warning to franchisors not to mislead potential franchisees on the incomes they should expect from doing business.

“Franchisors must have a reasonable basis for making all income representations to potential franchisees,” said acting ACCC chairman Michael Schaper. “The ACCC is particularly concerned by franchisors which appear to target people from non-English speaking backgrounds who may not fully understand the agreements they are entering into. Read more.