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The challenges of regulating high-cost, short-term credit: A comparison of UK and Australian Approaches

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The Centre on Household Assets and Savings Management (CHASM) have recently published a paper written by Jodi Gardner, Research Fellow, entitled 'The Challenges of Regulating high-cost, short-term Credit: A comparison of UK and Australian Approaches'.
Date:
Monday 28th April 2014

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
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Network lunch and ideas forum - limited spaces left!

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Housing and Communities Research Group: Network lunch and ideas forum - only 6 weeks to go - limited spaces left!
Date:
Monday 11th May 2015
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

Forthcoming Housing and Communities Research Network Seminars, 2015

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All are welcome at the forthcoming Housing and Communities Research Network Seminars, which will be held in Room 710, Muirhead Tower (4.15 - 5.45 pm).
Date:
Monday 11th May 2015
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

Housing Association Roundtable event

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Professor David Mullins, Director of the Housing and Communities Research Group, will be in Ballymoney, County Antrim next week, for a roundtable event with leading figures from the housing association sector in Northern Ireland.
Date:
Thursday 12th February 2015

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
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