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  • Press release
  • 19th Nov 2021

Dangerous left turns slow by 17% in new traffic study leveraging behavioral science

All U.S. cities can prevent pedestrian deaths with practical investments that yield fast, meaningful improvements in safety

  • Press release
  • 4th Nov 2021

Behavioural Insights Team release Get-Greener

Get-Greener.com recommends specific actions and behaviours that are feasible and relevant to individual circumstances

  • Press release
  • 15th Sep 2021

Behavioural Insights Team launches Gambling Policy & Research Unit

The Gambling Policy & Research Unit is a dedicated team of specialists with a mandate to develop and rigorously test methods and approaches that will significantly reduce harms in the UK’s £14 billion gambling market

  • Press release
  • 8th Apr 2021

Rent Guarantees could be key to help Universal Credit claimants unlock the private rental market

Rent guarantees and upfront cash payments from local authorities are most effective in opening up the private rented sector for people receiving benefits according to major new research from the Centre for Homelessness Impact, the Behavioural Insights Team and the National Residential Landlords Association. The study found these approaches had the greatest…

  • Press release
  • 5th Mar 2021

New wave of 174,000 flexible jobs would boost post-COVID gender equality

BIT analysed more than 780,000 job postings on Indeed.co.uk by 100,000 employers and found that prompting employers to clearly advertise flexible working options led to a 20% increase in the number of jobs advertised as flexible. 

  • 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 (BIT) is very pleased to announce 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,…