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  • Blog
  • 18th Apr 2019

We’re all social butterflies now

New book explores how to reclaim positive power of social network

  • Blog
  • 15th Apr 2019

Tackling online harms and manipulations: download our new paper

Most of us will spend at least half of our free time over the next year looking at screens

  • Blog
  • 10th Apr 2019

Reducing dropout at Sixth Form Colleges

Moving from one place to another is always stressful - whether that’s a new house, a new town, a new job, or a new educational institution. When we arrive in a new environment, especially one where we don’t know anyone, we cast around looking for clues about how to behave…

  • Blog
  • 8th Apr 2019

How behavioural insights can help us regulate tech companies and keep people safe online

New White Paper from the UK government aims to tackle online harms

  • Blog
  • 3rd Apr 2019

Nudge 2.0

‘Nudge’, the landmark book by Richard Thaler and Cass Sunstein, turned ten this year. Shortly after its publication, public sector experiments started to prove the concept at scale: adding social norms to tax letters and using defaults to get more people saving for retirement, for example. These first generation nudges…

  • Blog
  • 1st Apr 2019

Flexible working and returners: What employers told us

Finding a way for care work and employment to function together is a struggle for millions of people across the UK, putting pressure on our finances and wellbeing. It’s a significant barrier to achieving gender equality, as caregiving responsibilities continue to fall disproportionately on women. Exploring how men and women…

  • Blog
  • 28th Mar 2019

Applying behavioural insights to international development

We’re often asked whether behavioural insights are relevant across different cultures and economies. After running projects with governments and organisations in more than 20 low and middle income countries - work summarised in our new report, out today - it’s a question we’re increasingly confident in answering: yes. Behavioural insights…

  • Blog
  • 22nd Mar 2019

Applying behavioural science to manage England’s water resources

The world is running out of water, but surely not ‘rainy Britain’, right?

  • Blog
  • 21st Mar 2019

A landmark evaluation of the Troubled Families programme

New study released this week from the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

  • Blog
  • 20th Mar 2019

Making work happier

Taking all things together, how happy do you feel today? Today is the International Day of Happiness. Since 2012, the day has celebrated the relevance of happiness for everyone across the world and the importance of recognising happiness as a goal of public policy. So, today, it is worth reflecting -…