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  • Report
  • 28th Mar 2023

Improving progression opportunities for women in low-paid and low-skill jobs

This report presents the findings of a research programme on the barriers faced by women in low-paid and low-skill work in the UK, alongside potential solutions. The research, conducted by the Behavioural Insights Team (BIT), was part of a global research programme focused on the UK, France, Spain, and South…

  • Blog
  • 9th Dec 2022

Atypical paths to play: Women, ethnic minorities & gambling related harms

Historically, gambling research has focused on the white male gambler. However this risks neglecting the growing number of women and ethnic minorities who are experiencing gambling harms

  • Blog
  • 22nd Nov 2022

5 traps to avoid on Black Friday

It’s Black Friday time again. This year UK spending is expected to hit £7.5bn with customers spending over £200 each on average according to PwC. This trumps the typical spend during Boxing Day of around £186 each. Businesses know this is a lucrative sales time, but also that record levels…

  • Blog
  • 9th Nov 2022

What works to boost business productivity? 3 lessons from our work

Policymakers need to fundamentally rethink what attractive and readily accessible business support looks like.

  • Report
  • 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…

  • Blog
  • 24th Aug 2022

Supporting households through the cost of living crisis

Inflation is running at a 40 year high and the Bank of England forecasts that the UK will enter a recession by the end of the year. Many people across the country are facing enormous pressure, which is only mounting. Tackling this will be a huge policy challenge over the…

  • Blog
  • 19th May 2022

Different frames, fewer games: how betting behaviour is shaped by the way odds information is presented

Imagine you’re deciding to place a bet at a casino. Before putting your money down, you’d probably like to know your chances of winning. You spot some information explaining the odds – “the theoretical average return to player for this game is 93%” – however, the jargon and percentage make…

  • Blog
  • 26th Apr 2022

Low-paid and low-skill women - moving beyond education

Recently we launched a global research programme aiming to understand ways to support low-paid, low-skill women progress into higher quality work, supported by JPMorgan Chase. Today we publish our review of the evidence on low-paid and low-skill women in the UK, France, Spain and South Africa. We focus on the…

  • Report
  • 26th Apr 2022

Understanding the barriers and enablers for women’s progression from low-paid and low-skill work

This literature review centres on the UK, South Africa, France and Spain, and first outlines the barriers and enablers faced by low-paid and low-skill women, and subsequently, identifies a range of promising behavioural interventions.