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  • Report
  • 1st Dec 2022

Using behavioural insights to increase the take up of Pension Credit in Northern Ireland

This project details the findings of a research study into pensioners not claiming Pension Credit in Northern Ireland. It was undertaken as part of the Department for Communities’ Economic and Social Research Programme 2021/22. In this project the Department commissioned the Behavioural Insights Team (BIT) to explore why people in…

  • Handbook
  • 28th Nov 2022

Target, Explore, Solution, Trial, Scale

The objective of this guide is to provide a practical, step-by-step outline on how to run a simple BI project.

  • Policy proposal
  • 28th Nov 2022

Redesign gambling websites to reduce harm

The gambling space, and the way people gamble, has changed dramatically over the past decade. The industry has invested heavily in technology resulting in a huge increase in online gambling. Consumers now have access to an open-all-hours casino in their pocket and regulation has struggled to keep pace. This note…

  • Policy proposal
  • 22nd Nov 2022

Putting health in the spotlight: quantifying the impact of obesity prevention policies in the UK

This report examines the impact of four obesity prevention policies in UK government, finding that their combined net benefit to the UK over 25 years is estimated to be over £76 billion.

  • Handbook
  • 21st Nov 2022

Explore: Four simple ways to map and unpack behaviour

Through our work we have identified some of the fundamentals of doing good Explore work. This handbook aims to help behavioural insights practitioners apply them to developing their own solutions.

  • Working paper
  • 11th Nov 2022

Improving Public Understanding of Economic Statistics

Previous research has found that the UK public feel economics and economic statistics are communicated in a way that is “confusing”, “complicated” and “difficult to understand”. We also know that the UK public want to hear more economic information directly from economic statistics producers who they trust and without the…

  • Working paper
  • 11th Nov 2022

Improving Public Understanding of Economic Statistics

This study by BIT and the National Institute of Economic and Social Research (NIESR) and carried out as part of the research programme of the Economic Statistics Centre of Excellence (ESCoE) and funded by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) explores the role of the media as an intermediary for…

  • Report
  • 22nd Sep 2022

Using behavioural insights to reduce gift-giving in a Tanzanian public hospital

Previous research has shown that social norms of gift-giving and reciprocity are linked to patterns of bribery in the Tanzanian health sector. Health facility staff that do not accept a gift or reciprocate a favour are often punished by means of gossip, criticism, and even social isolation, further enforcing the…

  • Report
  • 16th Sep 2022

Assessment of consumer demand for gambling industry transparency

BIT ran an online experiment with a sample of 2,034 UK frequent gamblers to better understand what information consumers value when choosing a gambling operator to bet with. The top two attributes that people who gamble favour are price and value, and customer service information. However, there were overall only…

  • Report
  • 15th Sep 2022

Payroll Savings Schemes in Northern Ireland: Evaluation Report

As part of the UK Strategy for Financial Wellbeing, the Money and Pensions Service (MaPS) aim to encourage two million more working-age people on low-to-modest incomes into the habit of saving regularly by 2030. One way to support people struggling to save is through payroll saving schemes. BIT partnered with MaPS…