Search Legislation

UEFA European Championship (Scotland) Act 2020

 Help about what version

What Version

 Help about advanced features

Advanced Features

 Help about opening options

Opening Options

Changes over time for: Cross Heading: Ticket touting

 Help about opening options

Changes to legislation:

UEFA European Championship (Scotland) Act 2020, Cross Heading: Ticket touting is up to date with all changes known to be in force on or before 26 July 2021. There are changes that may be brought into force at a future date. Changes that have been made appear in the content and are referenced with annotations. Help about Changes to Legislation

Close

Changes to Legislation

Revised legislation carried on this site may not be fully up to date. Changes and effects are recorded by our editorial team in lists which can be found in the ‘Changes to Legislation’ area. Where those effects have yet to be applied to the text of the legislation by the editorial team they are also listed alongside the legislation in the affected provisions. Use the ‘more’ link to open the changes and effects relevant to the provision you are viewing.

View outstanding changes

Changes and effects yet to be applied to the whole Act associated Parts and Chapters:

Ticket toutingS

2Ban on ticket toutingS

(1)It is an offence to tout a Championship ticket (“the touting offence”).

(2)A person touts a Championship ticket if the person does any act falling within subsection (3)—

(a)in relation to the sale, or proposed sale, of a Championship ticket for an amount exceeding the ticket's face value, or 

(b)with a view to making a profit.

(3)Acts which fall within this subsection are—

(a)selling a Championship ticket,

(b)offering to sell a Championship ticket,

(c)exposing a Championship ticket for sale,

(d)advertising that a Championship ticket is available for purchase,

(e)making a Championship ticket available for sale by another person, and

(f)giving away (or offering to give away) a Championship ticket on condition that the person given the ticket pays a booking fee or other charge or acquires some other goods or services.

(4)The touting offence does not apply in relation to any act by UEFA in relation to the sale, or proposed sale, of a Championship ticket which—

(a)falls within subsection (3), and

(b)is not done for an amount exceeding the ticket's face value.

(5)This section applies to acts done in or outwith Scotland.

(6)The amount payable for a Championship ticket is to be treated as including—

(a)the amount of any booking fee or other charge imposed as a condition of sale,

(b)the amount payable for any other goods or services which are to be acquired as a condition of sale, and

(c)the market value of any goods or services received in exchange for the ticket.

(7)The reference in subsection (2)(b) to making a profit is, where the act is done by a person other than the person disposing of the ticket, to be read as a reference to assisting the person disposing of the ticket to make or attempt to make a profit.

Commencement Information

I1S. 2 in force at 10.7.2020 by S.S.I. 2020/189, reg. 2, sch.

3Exception for charity auctionsS

(1)The touting offence does not apply in relation to the sale of a Championship ticket in an auction conducted—

(a)by a charity, or

(b)by a person other than a charity, provided that the proceeds of the ticket's sale are given to a charity.

(2)In subsection (1), “charity” means—

(a)a body which is registered in the Scottish Charity Register, or

(b)a body which—

(i)is established under the law of [F1any territory outwith Scotland,]

(ii)is managed or controlled wholly or mainly outwith Scotland, and

(iii)meets [F2either the condition set out in subsection (3) or the condition set out in subsection (4)] .

[F3(3)This condition is that the body is registered in a register corresponding to the Scottish Charity Register.

(4)This condition is that, if there is no such register in the territory where the body is established—

(a)the body’s purposes consist only of one or more of the charitable purposes set out in section 7(2) of the Charities and Trustee Investment (Scotland) Act 2005, and

(b)the body provides public benefit within the meaning given by section 8 of that Act.]

Textual Amendments

Commencement Information

I2S. 3 in force at 10.7.2020 by S.S.I. 2020/189, reg. 2, sch.

4Exception for certain advertisers etc.S

A person (“A”) who advertises that a Championship ticket is available for purchase from, or makes a ticket available for sale by, another person (“B”) does not commit a touting offence if—

(a)the proposed ticket sale would constitute a touting offence only because B intends to—

(i)sell the ticket for an amount exceeding the ticket's face value, or

(ii)make a profit as a result of the sale, and

(b)A does not, and could not reasonably be expected to, know B's intention.

Commencement Information

I3S. 4 in force at 10.7.2020 by S.S.I. 2020/189, reg. 2, sch.

5Provision of electronic facilitiesS

The Scottish Ministers may by regulations specify circumstances in which making facilities available in connection with electronic communications or the storage of data is, or is not, to be capable of constituting a touting offence.

Commencement Information

I4S. 5 in force at 9.3.2020 by S.S.I. 2020/49, reg. 2, sch.

Back to top

Options/Help

Print Options

Close

Legislation is available in different versions:

Latest Available (revised):The latest available updated version of the legislation incorporating changes made by subsequent legislation and applied by our editorial team. Changes we have not yet applied to the text, can be found in the ‘Changes to Legislation’ area.

Original (As Enacted or Made): The original version of the legislation as it stood when it was enacted or made. No changes have been applied to the text.

Close

See additional information alongside the content

Geographical Extent: Indicates the geographical area that this provision applies to. For further information see ‘Frequently Asked Questions’.

Show Timeline of Changes: See how this legislation has or could change over time. Turning this feature on will show extra navigation options to go to these specific points in time. Return to the latest available version by using the controls above in the What Version box.

Close

Opening Options

Different options to open legislation in order to view more content on screen at once

Close

Explanatory Notes

Text created by the Scottish Government to explain what the Act sets out to achieve and to make the Act accessible to readers who are not legally qualified. Explanatory Notes were introduced in 1999 and accompany all Acts of the Scottish Parliament except those which result from Budget Bills.

Close

More Resources

Access essential accompanying documents and information for this legislation item from this tab. Dependent on the legislation item being viewed this may include:

  • the original print PDF of the as enacted version that was used for the print copy
  • lists of changes made by and/or affecting this legislation item
  • confers power and blanket amendment details
  • all formats of all associated documents
  • correction slips
  • links to related legislation and further information resources
Close

Timeline of Changes

This timeline shows the different points in time where a change occurred. The dates will coincide with the earliest date on which the change (e.g an insertion, a repeal or a substitution) that was applied came into force. The first date in the timeline will usually be the earliest date when the provision came into force. In some cases the first date is 01/02/1991 (or for Northern Ireland legislation 01/01/2006). This date is our basedate. No versions before this date are available. For further information see the Editorial Practice Guide and Glossary under Help.

Close

More Resources

Use this menu to access essential accompanying documents and information for this legislation item. Dependent on the legislation item being viewed this may include:

  • the original print PDF of the as enacted version that was used for the print copy
  • correction slips

Click 'View More' or select 'More Resources' tab for additional information including:

  • lists of changes made by and/or affecting this legislation item
  • confers power and blanket amendment details
  • all formats of all associated documents
  • links to related legislation and further information resources