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  • Report
  • 11th Apr 2024

Should wagering requirements on gambling bonus offers be capped?

Wagering requirements have significant consequences on how much consumers spend on gambling, and when they can withdraw bonus funds.  However, in our earlier experiment testing the impact of slot game advert features, we found that despite their prevalence and consequences, wagering requirements are often hidden in footnotes of advertisements and…

  • Report
  • 9th Apr 2024

Improving the user journey to reduce dropout from residential gambling services

BIT’s Gambling Policy & Research Unit partnered with Gordon Moody to help address the issue of high dropout rates during the application process. 

  • Report
  • 8th Apr 2024

Pension transfer decision making

Commissioned by People’s Partnership, BIT ran an online lab experiment with UK pension savers, testing the effect of incentives and referrals on people’s intention to transfer their defined contribution (DC) pension.

  • Report
  • 27th Mar 2024

Behavioural Audit of Gambling Management Tools

In this report, BIT’s Gambling Policy and Research Unit presents findings from a behavioural audit of the user journey and design of gambling management tools.

  • Report
  • 20th Mar 2024

Fair4All Finance's Customer Engagement Support Guide

The Behavioural Insights Team (BIT), in conjunction with Fair4All Finance, have worked with three community finance providers to launch a new customer engagement support guide to better improve customer engagement using insights from behavioural science.

  • Working paper
  • 18th Mar 2024

The Shrouded Economy

Executive summary Across the economy, consumers struggle to tell the difference between good and bad products. Critical information, from price to quality, is either missing, hard to access, or hard to compare. The markets are ‘shrouded’. This has obvious costs for consumers, but the effects on the economy run much…

  • Report
  • 13th Mar 2024

Minimising light pollution by discouraging nighttime lighting in businesses

This project was conducted in 2021/2023 as part of our framework agreement with the Direction Interministérielle de la Transformation Publique (DITP). We assisted the DITP behavioural sciences department following a solicitation from the their office on biodiversity. In 2021, the Office français de la biodiversité (OFB) estimated that 85% of…

Also available in: Français

  • Report
  • 13th Mar 2024

Réduire la pollution lumineuse en décourageant l'éclairage nocturne des commerces

En 2021, l’Office français de la biodiversité (OFB) estimait que 85% du territoire métropolitain était exposé à de forts niveaux de pollution lumineuse, principalement générés par les éclairages artificiels la nuit.  Or, la pollution lumineuse engendre de nombreuses conséquences sur la biodiversité, perturbant les habitats et les cycles de vie…

Also available in: English

  • Report
  • 13th Mar 2024

Encourager les propriétaires de logements vacants à les remettre sur le marché

Ce projet a été réalisé en 2021 dans le cadre d’un accord-cadre avec la Direction Interministérielle de la Transformation Publique (DITP). Nous avons accompagné l’équipe sciences comportementales de la DITP sur sollicitation de la direction générale de l'aménagement, du logement et de la nature (DGALN). Au 1ᵉʳ janvier 2020, l'INSEE…

Also available in: English

  • Report
  • 13th Mar 2024

Encouraging owners of empty homes to put them back on the property market

As of January 1, 2020, INSEE reported more than 3 million empty homes in France. Faced with growing housing needs and seeking alternatives that do not entail construction, the tool "Zéro logement vacant" was created by DGALN and beta.gouv.fr to help local authorities to identify and reach out to the…

Also available in: Français