APPG on Ticket Abuse supports Parliamentary Petition calling for enforcement of Consumer Rights Act.
Ahead of the Government’s review into the Secondary Ticketing Market, which is expected to be published by the end of May, the APPG on Ticket Abuse has backed a Parliamentary Petition calling for the enforcement of the Consumer Rights Act with tougher sanctions on resale websites which flout the laws set out in the Act, along with calling for further transparency measures, including the identity of ticket resellers.
When the petition reaches 10,000 signatures, the Government must respond with a statement published on the petition’s website but when it reaches 100,000 signatures then the Petitions Committee must consider this petition to be debated by Members of Parliament.
You can sign the petition here: https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/128969
Sharon Hodgson MP, Co-Chair, commented:
“Since the passing of the Consumer Rights Act nearly a year ago, evidence has been brought to the APPG on Ticket Abuse’s attention that the statutory regulations are continuously being flouted by resale websites and there is still a lack of transparency when it comes to the information provided to fans.
“That is why it is important in the final weeks before Professor Waterson publishes his review into the secondary ticketing market and makes his recommendations to the Government, that he is given a full understanding of public opinion on this issue and takes head of it.
“That’s why I hope many people will rally behind this petition and sign it, allowing Parliament the chance to debate this issue again.”
Lord Moynihan, Co-Chair, said:
“The measures set out in the Consumer Rights Act were an important step forward to protect fans but since their implementation there are too many occasions where they are being flouted or ignored. It is time for Government and the Law Enforcement Officers to act. The interests of the fans must come first.”