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CHASM Conference July 2014

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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.
Date:
Wednesday 13th August 2014

CHASM conference date announced: Friday 18 July 2014

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

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
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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

Housing and communities: Australian speaking engagements

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Social Policy's David Mullins will be speaking at two events in Australia during May.
Date:
Monday 14th April 2014
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

Research shows growth in empty homes activity in the Midlands

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The Housing and Communities Research Group at the University of Birmingham has today launched a case studies report following a programme of research, funded by the Building and Social Housing Foundation (BSHF) and the Third Sector Research Centre (TSRC), to evaluate the impact of the Empty Homes Community Grants Programme (EHCGP) in the Midlands.
Date:
Tuesday 8th April 2014
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

Generation Rent: Facing the Challenges of Private Rental Expansion in Birmingham

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All are welcome to this open seminar, the eighth hosted by the Housing and Communities Research Network. It will be held on Tuesday 29 April 2014 from 4.15 until 5.30 in Room 710 of the Muirhead Tower, University of Birmingham.
Date:
Monday 31st March 2014
Categories:
Social Sciences
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