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#gdnchat: Your experiences and stories on spare room tax

In the first of a series of weekly chats looking at the affect of the government's benefits cuts on people, we speak to Guardian followers on Twitter about their experiences of the spare room tax


  1. Here's our story on the spare room tax:
  2. Claire Phipps from the Guardian newsdesk coordinates the discussion on Twitter on the hashtag #gdnchat - the chat runs for about an hour and is a way for some of our key community members interested in the government welfare reforms to add to the debate:

  3. Some users began to share their stories for why the spare room was important and the tax affected them:
  4. There are some interesting stories coming from tenant management organisations:
  5. Many affected by the tax were simply just sharing their situations and what they need a spare room for...