Centre on Household Assets and Savings Management (CHASM)

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.



Our mission is to carry out world-class research on wealth and financial security.

Research impact

Research impact

Our research focuses on financial security, financial capabilities, financial inclusion and taxation



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Financial education for young people - what works? (2 Feb)

Hosted by CHASM, this event focused on the state of the art in financial education for young people; reviewing what is working in financial education of young people and how current activity can be developed further. Presentations from this event are now available to download. 

Social investment in pensions (10 Jan)

On Tuesday 10 January 2017 CHASM held a research seminar in London on social investment within defined contribution pensions, supported by the Law Commission and hosted by CHASM Core member, Dr Paul Cox. Presentations from this event are now available to download. 

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Posted 09 January 2017

CHASM latest Briefing Paper

Read the latest Briefing Paper from CHASM, 'An alternative to payday: Are credit unions the answer?'

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