Proposed changes would impose greater obligations on platforms
The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has today (17 August) called for the sales of tickets on platforms such as viagogo and Stubhub to be subject to tighter rules.
The CMA has made several recommendations to the government for changes to the law which would clamp down hard on platforms which sell tickets for events such as concerts and sports events. Proposed changes include:
• a ban on platforms permitting resellers to sell more tickets for an event than they can legally buy from the primary market;
• making platforms fully responsible for incorrect information about the tickets listed for sale;
• a new system of licensing for platfor...