Google suspends ticket website Viagogo from paid-for global search results

Google has suspended the secondary ticketing company Viagogo from its paid-for search results, globally and with immediate effect, a potentially huge blow to the website’s ability to do business.

The search engine’s surprise decision, which was welcomed by campaign groups and MPs including the digital minister, Margot James, comes with Viagogo also facing legal action from the Competition and Markets Authority.

Google said it had found Viagogo in breach of its advertising policy and would begin removing its ads on Wednesday.