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  • 7th Jul 2022

How your Employer can help you save for a rainy day, month or year

The Money and Pensions Service (MaPS) estimates that 11.5 million people in the UK have less than £100 in savings, leaving them incapable of withstanding financial shocks such as unexpected health issues or house repairs. Unfortunately, with inflation approaching an all time high and the cost of living soaring, it…

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  • 6th Jul 2022

Three ways gambling websites could be harming their customers

The gambling industry has long embraced behavioural science. Think of the ways casinos are designed to attract customers and keep them betting. You enter and immediately see eye-catching slot machines. There are flashing lights and the sound of games being won, you can feel the energy. There are no clocks or…

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  • 29th Jun 2022

Defaulting deposits, limiting harm

As other initiatives and tools to reduce and prevent gambling harm are under consideration, implementing default deposit limits across platforms can have a positive impact right away

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  • 27th Jun 2022

How can we boost uptake of heat pumps beyond the effect of subsidies?

Heat pumps are a far more eco-friendly way to heat our homes, however expensive installation and running costs pose major barriers to their adoption.

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  • 23rd Jun 2022

Protecting consumers from greenwashing

These days everyone has “gone green” - or at least that’s the way it looks on the surface

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  • 22nd Jun 2022

Atelier: Promouvoir l’engagement civique grâce aux sciences comportementales

Alors que les taux d’abstention lors des dernières élections ont atteint des niveaux historiques, les élans de solidarité et d’entraide qui se sont manifestés durant les confinements, ou pour soutenir les populations déplacées par la guerre en Ukraine, montrent que les citoyens restent mobilisés au service des autres et de…

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  • 20th Jun 2022

How can governments increase program uptake?

A government designs a great service or program to support its residents. Although many people qualify, the program receives just a few applications. How can we increase uptake? While traditional marketing can sometimes raise awareness of programs and services, encouraging people to make use of them may involve a series…

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  • 17th Jun 2022

Applying behavioral insights to early childhood education

Increasing economic mobility is a complex challenge for cities. Many factors have an effect. Employment, housing, and health care are just a few. While these areas are critical, cities should also start addressing economic mobility barriers as early as preschool.

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  • 17th Jun 2022

Allowing fathers to be present

Fathers can be quite important. I’ve got a good one and am very grateful for it. The behavioural science evidence also backs me up. Early paternal participation has a positive impact on a child’s IQ, mental and physical health, career success, and happiness. When fathers do spend time with their…

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  • 16th Jun 2022

Common ground: helping tutors and pupils find similarities boosts session attendance

Tutoring is one of the most effective ways to accelerate pupil progress. Indeed, its potential galvanised the creation of the National Tutoring Programme (NTP) - the UK Government’s flagship response to learning loss caused by school closures during the pandemic. However, pupils are only able to benefit from tutoring if…