Centre on Household Assets and Savings Management (CHASM)

The Centre on Household Assets and Savings Management (CHASM) is a research centre based jointly in the School of Social Policy and Birmingham Business School. The aim of CHASM is to provide a focus for world-class research on financial inclusion, financial transfers and tax, financial capability and financial assets.

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CHASM is the first interdisciplinary research centre to focus on financial security, capability, inclusion and taxation.

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CHASM's Andy Lymer and Karen Rowlingson introduce the work that we do in the Centre through research, policy intervention, teaching, conferences, seminars and consulting.

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Posted 09 October 2018

CHASM at Labour and Conservative Conference Fringe Events 2018

At the Labour Party Conference CHASM hosted a fringe event bringing together policy makers and campaigners to discuss how we can win the campaign to end high cost credit. CHASM's Karen Rowlingson also featured at a fringe event at the Conservative Party Conference titled 'Can tech save savings?'.

Posted 01 October 2018

Out now! Financial Inclusion Annual Monitoring Briefing Paper 2018

CHASM's Professor Karen Rowlingson and Professor Stephen McKay have published the Financial Inclusion Annual Monitoring Briefing Paper for 2018, which builds on five previous annual reports to measure changing levels of financial inclusion in Britain from 2013-2017.

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