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CHASM conference date announced: Friday 18 July 2014

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

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

Description
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:
28 April 2014

2nd Public Service Academy Speed Networking Employability Event - 26 February 2014

Description
After the success of last year's Public Service Academy Employability Event, the Schools of Government and Society and Social Policy, in conjunction with the Public Service Academy (PSA) and the College of Social Science Careers Network, held its second employability event on 26 February 2014.
Date:
28 April 2014

What should we do about payday lending? Lessons from Australia

Description
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:
28 April 2014

Operation Trojan Horse: Examining the 'Islamic takeover' of Birmingham schools

Description
It is believed that at least 25 schools in Birmingham are now being investigated in response to allegations of what the media and city council are routinely describing as 'takeover' bids by 'hardline Muslims'. Dr Chris Allen contributes to the latest Birmingham Brief.
Date:
17 April 2014
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IASS Events

Integration for who? Getting on in an era of superdiversity with Professor Jenny Phillimore

Date
17 September 2014 (17:30-18:30)
Location:
G15, Muirhead Tower, University of Birmingham
Description
Each new professor at the University of Birmingham gives a lecture, known as an inaugural, to their peers and students on their area of research. Therefore you are personally invited to join, Jenny Phillimore Professor of Migration and Superdiversity, at her Inaugural Lecture on Wednesday 17th September 2014 at 5pm – 6pm as it may be of interest to your area of expertise.
Categories:
Lectures Talks and Workshops, Social Sciences, Teaching

Taxing our wealth – do we have it right?

Date
04 (00:00) - 06 November 2014 (00:00)
Description
As part of the ESRC Festival of Social Science, a series of linked events targeted at 16-18 year olds will be addressing the question - do we have the tax system right when it comes to taxing people's wealth?
Categories:
Social Sciences
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