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UEFA European Championship (Scotland) Act 2020

Ticket touting

Section 3: Exception for charity auctions

13.This section provides an exception from the touting offence where a Championship ticket is sold in an auction either by a charity directly or by another person who gives the proceeds of the sale to a charity. Such sales may therefore take place for a price that is in excess of the face value of the ticket, or for more than the charity or other person who sells the ticket acquired it for.

14.Subsections (2) and (3) set out which organisations are deemed to be charities for the purposes of the exception. These are bodies registered in the Scottish Charity Register, or bodies which are based in any territory outwith Scotland, provided that they are registered in a register corresponding to the Scottish Charity Register. Subsection (4) provides that if there is no such register in the territory where the body is established then the body may qualify for the exception if its purposes consist only of one or more of the charitable purposes set out in section 7(2) of the Charities and Trustee Investments (Scotland) Act 2005 and the body provides public benefit within the meaning given by section 8 of that Act.

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