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  • Blog
  • 21st Nov 2023

Stamp out carbon emissions - would a retrofit rebate on stamp duty be a good idea?

The Chancellor will deliver the 2023 Autumn Statement on Wednesday. The details are under wraps but there are plenty of rumours about what the Chancellor will – and won't – announce.

  • Blog
  • 13th Jul 2023

The low cost policy that the renter's reform bill doesn't cover

The Renters Reform Bill has been making its way through the House of Commons since May of this year. The bill includes many long-awaited reforms, such as eliminating ‘no fault’ section 21 evictions, and making it illegal for landlords to discriminate against people who receive benefits or who have children.…

  • Report
  • 30th Apr 2023

Quels défis freinent la création de pensions de famille par les élus locaux et comment y répondre ?

Ce projet a été réalisé en 2022-2023 dans le cadre d’un accord-cadre avec la Direction Interministérielle de la Transformation Publique (DITP). Nous avons accompagné l’équipe sciences comportementales de la DITP sur sollicitation de la Délégation Interministérielle à l'Hébergement et à l'Accès au Logement (DIHAL)

Also available in: English

  • Report
  • 30th Apr 2023

Leveraging behavioural insights to understand the challenges faced by local authorities in developing a specific type of permanent social housing in France (known as 'pensions de famille')

This project was conducted in 2022-2023 in collaboration with the Directorate for Government Transformation (DITP). We assisted the DITP's behavioural science department following a sollicitation from the French Interministerial Delegation for Access to Housing (DIHAL).

Also available in: Français

  • Blog
  • 8th Apr 2021

Results from (probably) the first behavioural experiments with landlords in the UK

There is a growing need to establish effective ways to encourage private landlords to let properties to those on Universal Credit, both from a property owner and renter point of view. To address the dearth of evidence in this space, we ran two online randomised controlled trials, using our experiment platform…

  • Press release
  • 8th Apr 2021

Rent Guarantees could be key to help Universal Credit claimants unlock the private rental market

Rent guarantees and upfront cash payments from local authorities are most effective in opening up the private rented sector for people receiving benefits according to major new research from the Centre for Homelessness Impact, the Behavioural Insights Team and the National Residential Landlords Association. The study found these approaches had the greatest…

  • Person

Faisa Abdi

Faisa is an Advisor working in the Health and Wellbeing team. Since joining BIT, Faisa spent time in the Research and Evaluation team, working across a range of policy areas. Before joining BIT, Faisa worked as a consultant advising clients on how to replicate and scale social impact programs, both…

  • Blog
  • 17th Jan 2020

Increasing economic mobility in US cities

Earlier this year, Bloomberg Philanthropies, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and the Ballmer Group launched a new program to increase economic mobility in a number of US cities. This program is part of Bloomberg Philanthropies’ What Works Cities initiative, which helps local governments improve residents' lives by using data…

  • Academic publication
  • 5th Nov 2019

Nudging early reduces administrative burden: Three field experiments to improve code enforcement

In the past decade, public sector organizations around the world have worked to simplify administrative processes as a way to improve user experience and compliance. Academic evidence on administrative burden supports this approach and there is a strong body of research showing that learning costs, compliance costs, and psychological costs…

  • Report
  • 4th Mar 2019

Reducing rent arrears at Metropolitan Thames Valley Housing

Rent arrears are a considerable challenge for Metropolitan Thames Valley Housing (Formally Metropolitan), with around 15-20% of customers in arrears at any one time. To address these challenges, BIT undertook a project adopting BIT’s standard TEST framework for how we approach a behavioural insights project.