Centre on Household Assets and Savings Management

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CHASM is a research centre based jointly in the School of Social Policy and Birmingham Business School. The aim of CHASM is to provide a focus for world-class research on: financial security; financial inclusion; financial capability; and wealth taxation. 


International Network for Research on Asset Policies (INRAP)

We are pleased to announce the launch of a new initiative – The International Network for Research on Asset Policies (INRAP) – which aims to bring together for the first time, academics, policymakers, research centres and networks, working within the broad area of 'asset-based' policies.
Thursday 10th July 2014

CHASM conference date announced: Friday 18 July 2014

CHASM Conference 'Financial Security in an Age of Austerity', 18 July 2014 - places are limited so book your place now!
Monday 28th April 2014


Launch of Commission Report  |

Responding to wealth inequality: A hard-hitting report on the distribution of wealth in the UK, calls for a series of measures to encourage saving. 

In this latest video, Ricky Joseph talks about his research with CHASM on financial inclusion and wealth inequality.