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  • Blog
  • 22nd Sep 2022

Supply side reform for the 2020s

After a decade of flatlining productivity there is a huge opportunity for next generation supply-side reforms to unleash the UK economy

  • Current project

How can we make support services more accessible and impactful?

In Year 2 of the Gambling Policy and Research Unit, we will be increasing our focus on support services and treatment for those at risk of, or experiencing gambling harm. One of our Year 2 aims is to improve access to gambling support services. This is currently in the scoping…

  • Current project

The world is full of adverts, some more harmful than others. What does the gambling ads ecosystem look like?

In Year 2 of the Gambling Policy and Research Unit, we will be exploring and mapping gambling ads for slot games, to identify common features and inducements, categorise how inducements are presented, and identify any features that could be seen to be misleading or irresponsible. This project will help us…

  • Current project

Transparency

Behavioural market design can be used to recalibrate and better align operator incentives to create a safer, more enjoyable, and more competitive market. In this work by the Gambling Policy & Research Unit, we took the first steps in designing a behaviourally informed market, undertaking research into what pieces of…

  • 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…

  • Report
  • 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…

  • Blog
  • 2nd Sep 2022

Trapped in our habits? Energy and behaviour

As households across the world wrestle with rising prices, it’s making us all look harder at how we can cut bills and consumption. 

  • 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
  • 23rd Aug 2022

How to apply behavioural insights to meet the FCA’s Consumer Duty

In July 2022, the FCA published its long-awaited policy statement and guidance on the Consumer Duty. As we wrote in our previous blog on the Consumer Duty, in a clear break from past regulation, it requires firms to put rigorous evidence on consumer behaviour at the heart of what they…

  • Blog
  • 8th Aug 2022

Celebrating the birth of the Ending Youth Violence Lab

The birth of something new is nearly always a good reason to celebrate. The birth of the new Ending Youth Violence Lab is no exception. My day job is leading the Youth Endowment Fund. I and my team go to work every day with a single mission in mind: To…