CMA investigation into online secondary ticket selling is welcomed

Kevin Brennan MP, the Deputy Shadow Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, has welcomed the news that the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) will launch an investigation into online secondary ticketing selling.

Labour's Shadow Culture team has been campaigning to stop people selling-on tickets at huge markup prices and have started a petition to ban the practice which you can sign by visiting Tom Watson MP's website here.

“We welcome the launch of this investigation as it is quite clear that big secondary ticketing sites are not complying with existing information requirements that consumers are legally entitled to," said Mr Brennan.

“But this announcement does not excuse the Government from taking immediate action on the problems that have already been identified in the secondary ticketing market. Labour MPs have joined colleagues from across the House and called on the Government to legislate on ticket touting in the Digital Economy Bill – there is still time for them to do so.”