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  • Report
  • 26th Aug 2021

Applying behavioural insights to support flood resilience

Flooding the most significant natural disaster risk to UK homes, and climate change is increasing the risk of flooding even further. Homeowners can minimise the risk of flood damage by taking measures to protect their homes (also known as property flood resilience measures).

  • Report
  • 24th Aug 2021

Using edutainment to encourage COVID helpline calls in the presence of stigma

Continuing a collaboration started in March 2017, the Behavioural Insights Team (BIT) and the Access to Information (a2i) team of the Bangladeshi government came together in mid-2020 to explore how behavioural insights could be applied and tested as part of the government’s Covid-19 pandemic response. This report summarises our findings.

  • Report
  • 18th Aug 2021

Active Online Choices: Designing to Empower Users

We worked with the Centre for Data Ethics and Innovation (CDEI) to explore and demonstrate how to create ‘active' choices; choices where individual users are empowered to better control how they use digital products and services, and have a clear in the understanding of the consequences.

  • Report
  • 4th Aug 2021

Applying behavioural insights to design better safer gambling tools

Our latest report continues BIT's extensive work on investigating whether industry-standard safer gambling tools can be improved using principles from behavioural science. As with our report earlier in 2021, our latest work again focused on deposit limits: a widely-available tool that allows people who gamble to cap the amount they…

  • Report
  • 29th Jul 2021

Greening Pensions: A Behavioural Perspective

In this report, we contribute to the emerging conversation on green pensions by highlighting the benefits of using a behavioural perspective. We outline seven ideas, grounded in behavioural science, to achieve a greener pensions system and help to avert the climate crisis.

  • Report
  • 15th Jul 2021

Encouraging sexual orientation disclosure in recruitment

We worked with the recruitment platform Applied, which aims to remove bias from the hiring process, to understand what works to increase voluntary disclosure, particularly for sexual orientation.

  • Report
  • 29th Jun 2021

Designing a One-Stop Shop on Child Online Safety for businesses

In a 12-month research project for the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, we conducted a survey, interviews, workshops and a literature review to explore the behavioural barriers that currently prevent businesses from accessing online information about their child online safety responsibilities. Businesses report the need for a single,…

  • Report
  • 24th Jun 2021

Gender bias and performance feedback: a randomised control trial

In order to achieve gender equality in the workplace there needs to be a focus on reducing bias in, and improving the quality of, performance feedback for women. In this study we analysed the language used in 360 degree feedback reviews carried out between 2018 and 2019 for 4,328 senior…

  • Report
  • 18th Jun 2021

Supporting men to take longer parental leave and work flexibly

Whilst there are a range of barriers contributing to men’s lower uptake of parental leave and flexible working, one explanation could be that, while men privately want to take more paternity leave and work flexibly, and are supportive of others who do, they underestimate support for these behaviours among their…

  • Report
  • 16th Jun 2021

Buying better: Improving NHS procurement with behavioural insights

n this report we outline how behavioural insights can help to understand the barriers within digital hospital procurement platforms and develop solutions to overcome such barriers and improve procurement efficiency by reducing errors and generating savings. Whilst the ideas in this note are based on our programme of work for…