Bristol City’s  councillors have joined forces across parties to demand a crackdown on ‘gig economy’ companies including Airbnb, Deliveroo and Uber having a “severe” economic and social impact on Bristol.

A motion seeking regulation against accommodation rentals by non-owner occupiers and business rates to be levied from short-term lets was passed, to create a more level playing field.

The city has more than 2,000 Airbnb properties listed and 12,000 people on its housing waiting list, while other hospitality businesses are affected when increasing numbers of diners order takeaways.