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Mike Waterson appointed to review consumer protection in online ticket resale market

Professor Mike Waterson has been appointed to chair an independent review of Consumer Protection Measures in the Secondary Ticketing Market, which will be presented to the Houses of Parliament.

The appointment was made jointly by the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills and the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport.

Professor Waterson will Chair an independent, consultative and evidence based review of consumer protection measures in the online ticket resale market, and will consider the evidence and consult the broad spectrum of views on secondary ticketing, including from event organisers, primary ticket sellers, the online resale industry, enforcement authorities and consumers as both sellers and purchasers of tickets.

The independently chaired review on secondary ticketing will report its findings before 26 May 2016.

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