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- 20th Sep 2023
Using behavioural insights to improve employee financial resilience
By the end of 2023, one million UK households are set to run out of savings entirely.1 The economic pressures on the country’s workforce resulting from the pandemic and Russian invasion of Ukraine, among other factors, are immense. Without savings – both immediate and pension savings – individuals are completely…
- 7th Dec 2022
Innovation in financial wellbeing
Six years ago, we set out to develop and test promising new ideas to give people more security and control over their finances. Here's what we've learnt.
- 16th Feb 2022
Financial First Aider Pilot
People tend to ask friends or family for financial advice. Financial First Aiders (FFAs), employees who are trained to give guidance on financial matters, can give their colleagues another option to find help for money issues. This report summarises key learnings from a pilot project to test out the implementation…
- 16th Feb 2022
Peer-to-peer financial guidance at work: Lessons from the field
If you are an employer, it will come as no surprise that financial concerns impact your employees’ mental and physical health, and can even affect work performance. Research estimates that money worries cost the UK economy £120bn and 17.5 million lost hours of work. The good news is, employers can…
- 3rd Dec 2021
Pensions: What are your options?
When was the last time you checked your pension pot? Do you know the options available to you? And are you confident that you have enough money saved up for retirement?
- 16th Sep 2021
Would you like friction with that?
If you’re reading this, you are no doubt familiar with nudges. But what about sludges?
- 26th Nov 2020
The Behavioural Economy
A new 10-point manifesto published by The Behavioural Insights Team which sets out a clear roadmap for how governments, regulators and central banks can start using powerful behavioural levers and nudges available to economic policy makers that have the potential to deliver real positive change.
- 16th Jul 2020
Encouraging pension savers to take up guidance
Last April marked five years since the introduction of “pension freedoms” which provided people with more choice and flexibility in their retirement options. However, approximately half of people approaching retirement say that they don’t know enough to plan for their income after they stop working. Here we discuss the results…
- 15th Jul 2020
The Stronger Nudge
The Behavioural Insights Team (BIT) was commissioned by the Money and Pensions Service (MaPS) to evaluate the impact of the ‘Stronger Nudge’ interventions on the number of people who receive Pension Wise guidance before they access their pension savings. The key components of the Stronger Nudge were to explain the…
- 29th Jun 2020
Life after lockdown: A strong & sustainable economic recovery
As our current economic lockdowns ease we have a unique opportunity to take a fresh start so we have strong and sustainable recoveries