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Government responds to our campaign!

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The government has now responded to our campaign to overturn the amendment in the Consumer Rights Bill. They say that “concerns have been raised that event organisers could use… information to cancel tickets put up for resale or blacklist the seller. However, the Government has clarified this is not acceptable. Safeguards are in place meaning event organisers will not be…

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Competition and Markets Authority announcement on tickets

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The Competition and Markets Authority has announced that the four biggest secondary ticket platforms – GET ME IN!, Seatwave, StubHub and Viagogo – have given undertakings to give improved information to buyers about the tickets listed on their sites. This includes: 1) Information on restrictions on entry and view that may be applied to the ticket; 2) Whether or not…

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Commons’ vote on ticket amendments delayed

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The House of Commons has been delayed in its vote on the Lords’ amendment to the Consumer Rights Bill, which seeks to limit fans’ rights to resell tickets to live events. The law, as it stands, will allow event organisers to cancel tickets if they suspect they are being resold, making it far harder for fans to sell tickets which they…

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Email your MPs now!

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After hard lobbying by event organisers, the House of Lords will, we understand, vote in favour of limiting your right to resell tickets for live events. This is a very disappointing result. The Lords’ motion will require that, whenever you sell a ticket on an online platform, you will have to provide your row and seat number. Event organisers then…

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Telegraph reporting that government is preparing to cave in

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The Telegraph is reporting that the government is preparing to cave in on the Lords’ proposals, which would prevent fans from re-selling their tickets. The paper says that: “Those selling tickets will in future be forced to provide details of the seat number and location and face value when they re-sell them online. The event organisers will be entitled to cancel…

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Read and share our article on CapX

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Popular news website CapX has published an article written by Fan Freedom UK. The article fully explains our view on ticket rights, and emphasises our belief that people should be able to do what they want with items they’ve bought with their own money. We call on all our supporters to share the article on Facebook and Twitter over the weekend,…

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Write to the Lords now to protect your consumer rights!

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The House of Lords is voting next Tuesday on whether to limit your consumer rights when selling tickets for live events. Under their proposals, whenever you sell a ticket on an online platform you will have to provide: Your name and address; Your row and seat number; The booking reference number; and Whether the resale contravenes terms and conditions agreed to by…

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