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. 


CHASM Conference July 2014

Over 50 delegates from academia, public, private and third sectors attended the CHASM conference: 'Financial Security in an Age of Austerity', which took place on Friday 18th July, at the Friends Meeting House, Euston, London.
Wednesday 13th August 2014

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


Forthcoming events |

'Taxing our wealth - do we have it right?' (4 - 6 November 2014)

As part of the ESRC Festival of Social Sciences, a series of linked events targeted at 16-18 year olds will be addressing the question 'Do we have the tax system right when it comes to taxing people's wealth?'

e-Bulletins |

Read the latest e-Bulletin from the Centre on Household Assets and Savings Management (CHASM) - Summer 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.