Tickets: Sales

Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy written question – answered on 2nd August 2017.

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Photo of Lord Moynihan Lord Moynihan Conservative

Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of (1) the adequacy of resources (a) made available to, and (b) spent by, trading standards services since 2012, to ensure the compliance of the secondary ticket market with relevant legislation, and (2) the impact on those resources of their response to the Waterson review, published on 13 March.

Photo of Lord Prior of Brampton Lord Prior of Brampton Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy)

As part of the Government’s response to the Waterson review, National Trading Standards have been tasked with investigating potential enforcement cases against sellers and secondary ticketing websites that do not comply with legislation from within their current and forthcoming annual budgets.

The National Trading Standards Board have allocated £300,000 towards investigation work on ticketing for this current financial year.

Local Authority Trading Standards also play an important role in tackling consumer detriment. Spending or resourcing decisions are for individual Local Authorities to make. We do not hold the requested data centrally.

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