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Responding to wealth inequality

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A hard-hitting report on the distribution of wealth in the UK will today call for a series of measures to encourage saving – even among those on the lowest incomes – and for a new not-for-profit body to represent the interests of savers.
Date:
Wednesday 23rd October 2013

Latest CHASM Briefing Papers

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New Briefing Papers are now available on the CHASM website.
Date:
Tuesday 1st October 2013

Short of cash, rent and food – Britons in dire financial straits

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Karen Rowlingson, Professor of Social Policy at the University of Birmingham, has written an article in 'The Conversation', to coincide with the publication of a new report co-authored with Stephen McKay.
Date:
Friday 9th August 2013

One in five would have to borrow £200 if needed in an emergency

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Financial Inclusion Annual Monitoring Report 2013 is published.
Date:
Thursday 25th July 2013

Are Credit Unions failing or are they re-positioning themselves for the future?

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CHASM's Ricky Joseph contributes to the Birmingham Brief, and asks the question 'Are Cedit Unions failing, or are they re-positioning themselves for the future?'
Date:
Friday 24th May 2013
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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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