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This is the latest news from the Centre on Household Assets and Savings Management (CHASM). Find out about our forthcoming events.

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What should we do about payday lending? Lessons from Australia

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Payday lenders have become demonised over the last couple of years for preying on the poor, with loan APRs that can easily exceed 4,000 per cent. In response to this, the UK government announced in November 2013 that the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) must introduce some limitation on the cost of credit by January 2015.
Date:
Monday 28th April 2014

How financially inclusive is our society?

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Professor Karen Rowlingson, Director of the Centre on Household Assets and Savings Management (CHASM), recently took part in an 'Understanding Society podcast'.
Date:
Thursday 27th March 2014

Budget 2014

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Professor Karen Rowlingson, Director of the Centre on Household Assets and Savings Management (CHASM), responds to George Osborne's 2014 budget, and how it might impact on ordinary people, in her recent contribution to the Birmingham Perspective.
Date:
Wednesday 26th March 2014

Professor Karen Rowlingson discusses the potential outcome of this week's budget

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Academics from the University of Birmingham, including Professor Karen Rowlingson from the School of Social Policy and Director of the Centre on Household Assets and Savings Management (CHASM), contributed to the latest Birmingham Perspective, to discuss the potential impact of this week's budget on ordinary people and the British economy.
Date:
Tuesday 18th March 2014

CHASM: Latest Briefing Papers

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Read the latest Briefing Paper now available on the CHASM website.
Date:
Tuesday 11th March 2014
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Opting out of Mediterranean rescue condemns desperate migrants to death

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The UK government is seeking to defend its decision not to support rescue missions for migrants making the dangerous crossing to Europe via the central Mediterranean - Dr Nando Sigona writes in 'The Conversation'.
Date:
Wednesday 29th October 2014
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

Hearing the voices of Gypsy, Roma and Traveller communities

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Just published is a new book entitled 'Hearing the voices of Gypsy, Roma and Traveller communities: Inclusive Community Development', published by Policy Press and co-edited by TSRC Honorary Research Fellow, Andrew Ryder
Date:
Tuesday 28th October 2014
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

Housing and Communities Fellow launches new book at UoB Brussels office - 3 November 2014

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A new book on social housing organisations in England and the Netherlands by Housing and Communiteis Honorary Fellow, Darinka Czische is being launched on 3 November in Brussels.
Date:
Tuesday 28th October 2014
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

IRiS research video: Dr Ricky Joseph

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In the latest addition to the IRiS research videos, Dr Ricky Joseph talks about the Doctoral Research Diversity Network (DRDN) and how this research fits in with the work on the Institute for Research into Superdiversity (IRiS).
Date:
Monday 2nd June 2014
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

Academic advises on development of community housing industry in Australia

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Professor David Mullins who developed the adapted Delphi methodology being used by academics from University of New South Wales, Swinburne and University of Western Australia to track change in the Australian non profit housing sector will be contributing to a seminar on the latest Australian findings next Tuesday in Sydney.
Date:
Thursday 8th May 2014
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences
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