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  • Press release
  • 20th Jan 2021

Gamblers reduce their online gambling spending limits by almost half once operator defined options are removed from view

New research from the Behavioural Insights Team (BIT) has found that by removing industry-set options for deposit limits, online gamblers reduce the amount they set for themselves by up to 46%. Deposit limit tools are a common feature of gambling sites in Great Britain. Customers are typically required to scroll…

  • Press release
  • 26th Nov 2020

The Behavioural Economy

The IMF is predicting the worst fall in UK GDP since the Great Depression of the 1930s due to the COVID-19 pandemic and new BIT research undertaken this month found that 55 per cent of people in the UK think that the economy has become more unfair over 2020 as…

  • Press release
  • 27th Oct 2020

The Behavioural Insights Team opens new office in France

The Behavioural Insights Team (BIT), a pioneer in the application of behavioural science for social impact, is pleased to announce the expansion of its international presence  with the opening of a new office in Paris. This first office in mainland Europe joins BIT’s existing offices in London, New York, Sydney,…

  • Press release
  • 21st Oct 2020

The Behavioral Insights Team appoints three new Non-Executive Directors to its US Board

The Behavioral Insights Team announces the appointments of April Chou, Corey Arnez Griffin and Cass Sunstein as Non-Executive Directors of the Board of its US organization.

  • Press release
  • 23rd Sep 2020

The small nudges that could make young people £142,000 better off in retirement

Nearly two million younger people could have an extra £7,000 a year in retirement income, simply through a series of small behavioural nudges, according to a new Scottish Widows study. Getting young people to picture their ‘future self’ and introducing simpler pension labels to link contribution levels and retirement income,…

  • Press release
  • 1st Sep 2020

UNEP launches “Green Nudges” programme for universities

The Little Book of Green Nudges provides campus leaders across the world new tools to make their schools more sustainable

  • Press release
  • 27th Jul 2020

Results from nudge interventions are real and meaningful finds largest-ever independent analysis

A unique academic analysis published today shows that ‘nudge’ interventions are helping governments deliver better outcomes at low cost.  Dr Stefano DellaVigna and Dr Elizabeth Linos from University of California, Berkeley were allowed unprecedented access to data on interventions by two of the best-known nudge units in the world -…

  • Press release
  • 16th Jul 2020

Additional provider nudges result in more Pension Wise appointments

Behavioural trials to explore more effective ways of prompting people who phone their pension provider for retirement information to take Pension Wise guidance could increase the take up of appointments by three times when compared with the current signposting to this group. The research, conducted by the Behavioural Insights Team…

  • Press release
  • 5th Jun 2020

BIT stands in solidarity with Black Lives Matter

BIT stands in solidarity with Black Lives Matter and those who mourn George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and countless others. We condemn white supremacy and the structural inequalities that subject Black people and other underserved communities to violence, and deprive them of resources and liberties. We stand against the…

  • Press release
  • 20th Feb 2020

Alex Sutherland appointed to Government What Works Trial Advice Panel

Alex Sutherland, Chief Scientist and Director of Research and Evaluation at the Behavioural Insights Team, has been appointed to the What Works Trial Advice Panel (TAP) to improve the quality and quantity of impact evaluation across central government.  Comprising around 50 experts from outside government (mostly academia) and the Civil…