10 September 2015

“Now, anybody selling a ticket on an online platform has to provide more information about the ticket they wish to sell. This includes the exact seat number, the face value of the ticket, and any restrictions that apply. If fans do not go through this bureaucratic process, they will be breaking the law.”

30 July 2015

“Some commentators are suggesting that London’s vibrant cultural scene could all be put at risk following changes introduced by the Consumer Rights Act, which make it far harder for fans to resell tickets to live events.”

3 July 2015

“Because fans now have to put so much information online whenever they sell a ticket, event organisers will find it much easier to identify them and cancel their tickets if the terms and conditions prevent it from being sold on – as they frequently do. There is also the possibility that fans may find themselves blacklisted by the event organiser as well.”

2 July 2015

“It is also worth asking why event organisers have lobbied so hard to get the amendment introduced. The truth is that they want to ensure they keep as much of the profit made as possible, and that any unwanted tickets will have to be resold through them. When they then place these tickets back onto the market, you can bet they will then hike the prices up as much as they want.”

18 June 2015

“Event organisers have no business in pushing anti-competitive measures in the ticket market, and all free market advocates should call on the government to repeal the unwelcome amendments made to the Consumer Rights Act by the Lib Dems during their inglorious time in power.”

28 February 2015

“It is also worth asking why event organisers have lobbied so hard to get the amendment introduced. The truth is that they want to ensure they keep as much of the profit made as possible, and that any unwanted tickets will have to be resold through them. When they then place these tickets back onto the market, you can bet they will then hike the prices up as much as they want.”

20 February 2015

“If people are no longer allowed to sell tickets that they’ve bought, what is to stop the scope of the law being extended over time to other products? What’s to stop the car industry, seeking to protect its sales, pushing to outlaw the secondary market in used cars?”