'Bedroom tax' targets complain they had no choice of property

We asked followers of the @itvnews Twitter account how they might be affected by cuts in benefits to those deemed to have spare bedrooms in their properties.

Tashii from Norfolk said she could understand why the government might want to make such savings but that it was "not fair" for people who did not choose where they lived:


@itvnews I've been told I will have to pay council tax also so somehow have to magic £80+ a month! I was PUT in this house WITHOUT CHOICE!


@itvnews I can see what's they're doing it but its not fair for people like me who had no choice in where they lived (cause I was homeless)

Heather Simpson said she would have to find an extra £100 a month and that she also had not chosen the property she lives in.

She said she was considering a 'rent strike' in protest at the proposals:


@itvnews i have find a extra £100 a month im disabled put in my house only adapted place without no choice might go on rent strike

What is the Government's controversial 'bedroom tax'?


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