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  • Policy proposal
  • 28th Nov 2022

Redesign gambling websites to reduce harm

The gambling space, and the way people gamble, has changed dramatically over the past decade. The industry has invested heavily in technology resulting in a huge increase in online gambling. Consumers now have access to an open-all-hours casino in their pocket and regulation has struggled to keep pace. This note…

  • Press release
  • 28th Nov 2022

Five simple ways gambling websites can significantly reduce harm

Five recommendations backed by BIT’s evidence that can and should be implemented immediately

  • 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
  • 16th Nov 2022

Helping users shape their digital world

Who should make decisions regarding governance of a social media platform that connects billions of people?

  • Person

Eva Myers

Eva Myers is joint Director of Economic Policy with Nida Broughton in our UK office. She oversees BIT’s work on energy, environment and sustainability, diversity and inclusion as well as wider work on financial, consumer and business behaviour. Eva has over 15 years of international economic and financial policy experience…

  • Past event
  • 29th Nov 2022

Market Behaviour

The Behavioural Insights Team's Gambling & Policy Research Unit is hosting a reception in the House of Lords to bring together experts in the field to discuss actions that need to be taken NOW to bring the huge UK gambling market up to date to protect consumers from gambling harms.

  • Person

Tom van Zantvliet

Tom is an Associate Advisor in the Consumer & Business Market Policy Team, specialising in tackling gambling-related harms within BIT's Gambling Policy and Research Unit. Prior to joining BIT, Tom worked as a data analyst at both Oxfam and Unilever in The Netherlands, where he is originally from. Tom holds…

  • Blog
  • 13th Oct 2022

Reaching nonprofit program participants - developing more effective tools by learning what doesn’t work

Many nonprofits strive to increase program participation but reaching new people can be challenging. The behavioural insights approach can identify which outreach tools are worth investing in

  • Blog
  • 5th Oct 2022

Investors are stuck between climate commitments and action

Many financial institutions have announced major climate commitments. Are they real shifts or just empty claims to capitalise on greener consumer preferences?

  • Person

Ellie Lugt

Ellie is a Senior Advisor within the Financial Behaviour team in the London office. Ellie leads projects focussed on applying behavioural insights to improve financial wellbeing. Prior to joining BIT, Ellie worked for the UK Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) as a Monitoring & Evaluation Advisor and…