2015 February

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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Government responds to Lords’ Amendment 12

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The government has responded to the House of Lords’ amendment to the Consumer Rights Bill, and is proposing, instead, to impose a duty on online platforms to report criminal activity, along with a duty on the Culture Secretary to review existing consumer protection law in relation to tickets within the next 12 months. We believe this is a much fairer approach to…

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Attack of the Bots

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At Fan Freedom UK, we want to protect the rights of fans to use tickets as they see fit. This, however, does not mean that the market should be exploited. One way in that we are increasingly seeing this happen is through the use of ‘bots’. A bot is essentially a computer program that automates the process that a human…

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The threat of ‘blacklisting’

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While we firmly believe that people should be allowed to do what they want with tickets, the threat to fans from some of the measures proposed by peers and event organisers is far more severe than just being stuck with a ticket you can’t sell. At Fan Freedom UK, we understand that fans who have tried to sell their tickets…

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