5 July 2018 – New law comes into force today banning ticket bots. This new legislation means that anyone using automated software to buy more tickets for events than they are allowed will be breaking the law and will face an unlimited fine.
2 May 2018 – During a Westminster debate on ticketing, the Perth and North Perthshire MP Pete Wishart argued the ticketing business in the UK was “broken and beyond repair”.
25 April 2018 – Following an enforcement action from the Competitions and Markets Authority, three major secondary ticket resale platforms StubHub, GETMEIN! and Seatwave have formally committed to fully comply with the law in ensuring provision of better information about tickets being resold through their platforms.
22 April 2018 – A new law to ban ticket ‘bots’ to dodge security measures and snap up more tickets than allowed by event organisers will this week be laid in Parliament, paving the way for the measures to come into force.
6 April 2018 – The Competition and Markets Authority and Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy rolled out new rules which demand more information from sellers on secondary ticketing websites, such as the provision of a ‘unique ticket number’ (UTN) to a buyer.
7 March 2018 – The Advertising Standards Authority announced it would take action against four of the main secondary ticketing website platforms by banning “misleading presentation” of pricing information on their platforms.
29 January 2018 – The Institute of Economic Affairs released a report entitled ‘Digital Resellers: The Case for Secondary Ticket Markets’ which advocated for secondary sellers as a competitive presence in the market and a corrector of the flaws in the primary market. [Read more here]