Sharon Hodgson

Sajid Javid Is Standing Up for the Wrong People: It's Time to Put Fans First

Sharon Hodgson | Posted 27.06.2014 | UK Politics
Sharon Hodgson

The most important element of any market for a consumer is knowing exactly what you're buying, and who from. Unfortunately, many of the tickets listed on these websites don't provide buyers with adequate seat details, and none of them provide any details about who you're buying from - whether it's a fellow fan, a commercial-scale tout, or even the event-holder themselves. That's why we're recommending that resale sites and those that use them should be legally required to provide this most basic of information to inform consumer choice.

MPs Slam 'Out Of Touch' Javid For Ruling Out Ticket Tout Crackdown

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 25.04.2014 | UK Politics

Culture secretary Sajid Javid has been accused by MPs of being "out of touch with ordinary fans" for refusing to regulate second-hand ticket sales in ...

Nigel Farage Couldn't Be More Wrong - Supporting Working Mums Is Good for Business

Sharon Hodgson | Posted 02.04.2014 | UK Politics
Sharon Hodgson

Nobody should ever judge mothers on the choices they make when it comes to balancing work and family life; it should always be a personal choice. But this choice needs to be a meaningful one, not simply picking the least worst option. Unfortunately, this still isn't the case for far too many women. We can and we must do better.

Under Labour, High Food Standards Will Apply in All Schools

Sharon Hodgson | Posted 09.09.2013 | UK Politics
Sharon Hodgson

Parents deserve a guarantee that school food will be high quality, and for those children and young people for whom their free school meal may be the only proper meal they get, we owe it to them to ensure that that meal is a good one. That's why Labour, along with Jamie Oliver and a number of other campaigners, has consistently called for our school food standards to apply to all schools once again.

Put Fans First

Sharon Hodgson | Posted 21.05.2012 | UK Tech
Sharon Hodgson

Last week saw the launch of StubHub UK, the latest invasion of a secondary ticketing business from across the Atlantic.

Viagogo Boss Denies Ripping Off Consumers

huffpost | Chris York | Posted 24.02.2012 | UK Politics

Ticket selling site Viagogo, found itself on the defensive this morning over accusations that the company routinely rips off gig goers. Channel 4...

The Little Secret of Gig Tickets That No One Wants to Admit

Joe Cohen | Posted 06.12.2011 | UK
Joe Cohen

Many people in the live music industry don't like the ticket re-selling industry... That dislike often blinds people to the unspoken and inconvenient truth that ticket resale is part of the live music ecosystem and, like agents or venues or artists, can't be eliminated without causing a major disruption to the entire industry.