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  • Press release
  • 6th Jul 2022

Gambling operators must do more to protect the welfare of their customers

Online gambling companies in the UK are failing to prioritise the welfare of their customers according to a landmark new report from the Behavioural Insights Team (BIT) which is published today. BIT’s Gambling Policy & Research Unit (GPRU), ran a rigorous behavioural risk audit of 10 of the UK’s leading…

  • Press release
  • 9th Feb 2022

Behavioural Insights Team expands into Latin America and the Caribbean

LONDON 09 FEBRUARY 2022 - The Behavioural Insights Team, innovators in the application of behavioural science to public policy around the world, is today announcing the expansion of its operations to Latin America and The Caribbean. Since its launch by the UK Government in 2010 and acquisition by innovation charity Nesta…

Also available in: Español

  • Press release
  • 9th Feb 2022

El Behavioral Insights Team se expande a América Latina y el Caribe

LONDRES 09 DE FEBRERO DE 2022 - El Behavioral Insights Team, innovadores en la aplicación de las ciencias del comportamiento a las políticas públicas en todo el mundo, anuncia hoy la expansión de sus operaciones a América Latina y el Caribe. Desde su lanzamiento por parte del gobierno del Reino Unido…

Also available in: English

  • Press release
  • 13th Dec 2021

Nesta acquires Behavioural Insights Team to help tackle society’s biggest social challenges

Nesta and BIT have a proud history of working together to change society for good

  • 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…