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  • 13th Jul 2023

The low cost policy that the renter's reform bill doesn't cover

The Renters Reform Bill has been making its way through the House of Commons since May of this year. The bill includes many long-awaited reforms, such as eliminating ‘no fault’ section 21 evictions, and making it illegal for landlords to discriminate against people who receive benefits or who have children.…

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  • 10th Jul 2023

Applying deliberative democracy: Insights from our partnership with Meta

Users should have a say in shaping policies that will impact their digital lives

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  • 10th Jul 2023

Sustainability Comms 101: Mastering Climate Communications for Green Behaviour Change

With such a large shift in public action needed, and a lack of strong public understanding of green behaviours, it’s clear that public engagement, information and effective communications are a vital foundation. . 

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  • 5th Jul 2023

What works to change attitudes towards disabled people

In the UK, 22% of people are disabled, but negative attitudes towards disabled people are far too common. Disabled people face negative stereotypes about lower competence and can be thought of with fear of awkwardness. There is very little evidence on what works and what does not work to improve…

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  • 29th Jun 2023

Buy Now Pay Later: What are the risks and benefits to consumers?

Buy Now, Pay Later is changing consumers’ behaviour. Our new research shows it is considered a beneficial option by many people but there are ways to better support consumers

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  • 29th Jun 2023

Four perspectives on embedding behavioral insights into companies

How can leaders promote, apply, and embed behavioral science within their organizations?

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  • 27th Jun 2023

How worried should we be about youth vaping?

Concerns about an ‘epidemic’ of youth vaping seem to be making waves at the moment. We’ve seen recent headlines about a ‘spike’ in the number of children vaping, the Australian Government is planning to ban recreational use of e-cigarettes, and the UK Government has just announced £3 million towards a…

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  • 27th Jun 2023

Beyond tech: The role of behavioural science in digital health apps

Digital health technologies, including health apps, have the potential to revolutionise healthcare delivery in the UK by improving patient outcomes, reducing costs, increasing efficiency, and making healthcare more accessible. For health apps to be effective, they must be designed with an understanding of human behaviour so that the digital services,…

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  • 20th Jun 2023

Deadlocked? Try conversational receptiveness

If you feel like it’s harder than it used to be to engage productively with people whose views oppose your own, you are not alone. The United States is a global leader in political polarization, and the problem only appears to be growing. From the environment to education, few topics…

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  • 13th Jun 2023

Do smart meters reduce households’ energy consumption?

Smart gas and electricity meters are devices that measure and record the amount of energy that a household uses (every 30-minutes) and inform the consumer of how much they are spending on energy via an In-Home-Display (IHD). Consumption data is also automatically relayed to the household’s energy supplier. Smart meters…