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Question for Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

UIN 210021, tabled on 18 January 2019

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what the cost has been of the Competition and Markets Authority investigation into (a) Viagogo and (b) other secondary ticket sites.

Answered on

28 January 2019

The CMA is a non-Ministerial Department and is operationally independent.

The CMA has provided the following information: the CMA’s secondary tickets investigation cost £1.9 million to the end of 2018. However, a significant proportion of those costs relate to the CMA’s litigation against viagogo. Under the court order that the CMA secured against viagogo AG, viagogo AG will meet the CMA’s reasonable costs of those proceedings.

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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy