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- Academic publication
- 11th Oct 2022
Behavioural prompts to increase early filing of tax returns: a population-level randomised controlled trial of 11.2 million taxpayers in Indonesia
In a population-wide randomised controlled trial (n = 11,157,069), we evaluated the impact of behavioural email prompts on the proportion of annual tax returns filed at least two weeks before the deadline and overall filing rate.
- 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…
- 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…
- 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…
- 9th Sep 2022
Lower-risk gambling guidelines
The lower-risk gambling guidelines (LRGGs) were developed and introduced in Canada in 2021, providing guidance to gamblers on the amount of money, time and number of different types of gambling activity they should conduct to reduce their risk of gambling harm. They were compiled by comparing gambling involvement with gambling related harm…
- 5th Sep 2022
5 years of capacity building collaboration with government partners in Indonesia, Bangladesh and Guatemala
A publication series profiling BIT's capacity building work in Indonesia, Bangladesh and Guatemala.
- 28th Jul 2022
ESOS recommendations template: final report
The Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme (ESOS), which is administered by the Environment Agency and was launched in 2014, requires large businesses/groups in the UK to carry out an energy audit of their buildings, industrial processes and transport at least once every 4 years to identify opportunities for energy efficiency. A…
- 27th Jul 2022
Structure of pay - an evidence-based framework
The most common way to attract, retain and reward people - particularly in the private sector - is to use financial incentives including salaries, bonuses, leave or pension contributions. Financial incentives can be powerful, but they are difficult to design well and can produce a myriad of unintended consequences. On…
- 7th Jul 2022
Using behavioural science to help employees save: Payroll savings scheme
Payroll savings products can be a powerful way to support the financial wellbeing of employees.
- 6th Jul 2022
Using a Behavioural Risk Audit to identify harmful design features on gambling websites
In the latest work by the Gambling Policy and Research Unit, we carried out research into gambling operator sites, to identify design features that may harm people by leveraging behavioural biases.