In an effort that will protect ticket buyers under the Consumers Rights Act, which will include the purchase of tickets for music, arts, and sports events, a petition has been launched and presented to the UK Government and Parliament to take this action and make it legally binding.
This in turn will reduce the risk of fans being ripped-off by over-priced tickets from touts for events that have sold out. Touting also deprives the Treasury of VAT, and performance copyright holders of royalties that should be paid on the mark-ups.
At the time of writing, the petition has received 33,000 signatures so far, meaning that the UK Government will respond to the matter within 5 days. If the petition reaches at least 100,000 signatures, it will then be considered for debate by the UK Parliament.
St. Albans based outfit Enter Shikari also commented on the matter, the full statement of which can be read below:
The petition is still open to be signed online, and can be found here. The petition will run for a total of 6 months, and will close on October 29th 2016.