The research on the cost to Airbnb from new regulations enforcing the annual limit on short-term rentals in London, its second-largest market, draws on data from AllTheRooms, an accommodation search engine, and analysis by the FT. Airbnb has recently had to make regulatory concessions in markets around the world. The tougher regulatory stance comes as a separate FT investigation reveals that around one-third of the saving that Airbnb can offer travellers over hotel accommodation comes from tax advantages related to its business model. Airbnb’s beneficial tax position is particularly pronounced in London because the UK imposes relatively high rates of property tax on businesses and value added tax on hotel stays, but allows generous tax exemptions for homeowners renting out rooms and for small businesses. Get the full story at the Financial Times