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David Weston, chairman of the Bed & Breakfast Association, said: “We’re pleased that the Government is launching this call for evidence.

“It’s the appropriate time to think about how we protect all consumers, no matter an accommodation owner’s business model, and level the playing field between traditional business and people on newer platforms.”

Airbnb listing data showed a 33 percent rise within the UK between 2017 and 2018 and there was an increase in short-term letting sites.

The pandemic also drove up demand for staycation holidays as people were unable to travel abroad.

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