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  • Press release
  • 18th Jun 2024

Update from BIT and David Halpern

David Halpern, the Founding Director and President of the Behavioural Insights Team will be moving on from his role and the team from July 31st 2024.

  • Press release
  • 21st May 2024

BIT and Ofcom trial methods to boost engagement with content controls on social media sites

BIT and Ofcom’s Behavioural Insight specialists ran two online trials to test different ways of encouraging people to use content controls.

  • Press release
  • 1st May 2024

BIT and HelpMum Africa selected for the new 8.5M VaxSocial grant to develop behavioural social media interventions to build vaccine confidence

The Behavioural Insights Team (BIT) and HelpMum Africa have been awarded a major significant grant to explore the role of behavioural change interventions in vaccine uptake in Nigeria, India and Indonesia.

  • Press release
  • 18th Mar 2024

UK GDP held back by hidden information on price and quality

A lack of available information that could help consumers and businesses compare quality and price when buying goods or services is costing the UK economy around £14 billion in revenue, new research from the Behavioural Insights Team (BIT) finds.

  • Press release
  • 18th Oct 2023

Groundbreaking research on WhatsApp chatbot to reduce intimate partner violence published in PLOS

Patterns of violence can start at an impressionable age, when teenagers and women start their first serious relationships and learn what is “normal”—or even desirable—in a partner. There is a strong connection between positive power equity beliefs and lower IPV prevalence.

  • Press release
  • 20th Sep 2023

Research shows employees want and need new ways to save

A joint research project between PayCaptain, the London-based payroll service provider, and the Behavioural Insights Team has uncovered new findings on employees’ barriers to saving.  With economic pressures on employees continuing to increase and one million households expected to have run out of savings by the end of 2023, the…

  • Press release
  • 23rd Mar 2023

From Nudge to...where now?

Major new work taking on board the challenges facing behavioral science and responding with 10 proposals to fulfill its potential for improving lives and societies

  • Press release
  • 25th Jan 2023

Major new research from BIT shows UK public very supportive of steps and policies necessary to reach Net Zero

People are much more ready and willing to make sustainable changes than the current political narrative suggests

  • Press release
  • 6th Dec 2022

Behavioural Insights Team publishes Review for 2021-2022

LONDON, 6 DECEMBER 2022 – The Behavioural Insights Team (BIT), the original Nudge Unit, has today published its latest Review, providing a comprehensive update of its work around the world during 2021 and 2022. The review highlights work from around the world across Africa, Asia, Europe, North and South America…

  • Press release
  • 28th Nov 2022

The Behavioral Insights Team appoints new US Board Chair and member

Professor Cristina Bicchieri appointed Board member and Corey Arnez Griffin’s elevated to Board Chair of BIT US