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- 27th Nov 2023
Using behavioural insights to improve school attendance
Absent children are at greater risk of harm, through abuse and exploitation, and are much less likely to achieve the qualifications that unlock future opportunity.
- 23rd Nov 2023
How do activity statements impact gambling behaviour?
In this report, BIT’s Gambling Policy & Research Unit presents findings from a study looking at the impact of Activity Statements on gambling behaviour. We designed and tested four different versions of activity statements (see below), via an online randomised control trial (RCT) with 5463 people who gamble in the…
- 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.
- 14th Nov 2023
Boosting digital skills with behavioural insights
Countries across the globe are facing a significant digital skills gap, and the UK is no exception. UK employers are already finding that over one third of their hard-to-fill vacancies are related to a lack of digital skills.
- 2nd Nov 2023
AI & BI : Building Trustworthy Tools - Testing AI chatbots in Public Service
We need powerful and safe frontier AI models. But we also need an interface that people trust and want to use. That’s why we’re running an experiment to understand how people might interact with AI in public services.
- 21st Oct 2023
Is a Zero-Waste Lifestyle Possible?
Is it truly feasible for individuals and communities to adopt such a lifestyle, and what role can behavioural sciences play in improving the uptake of sustainable practices?
- 19th Oct 2023
Encourager la participation des femmes au dépistage du cancer du sein
Sur la période 2021-2022, en France, moins de 50% des femmes éligibles au programme de dépistage organisé du cancer du sein y ont participé. À titre de comparaison, elles étaient 65% au Royaume-Uni.
- 12th Oct 2023
A behavioural lens on Keir Starmer's conference speech
It was the Leader of the Opposition’s fullest, and most personal, account of what he thinks ails Britain and how a Labour government might go about fixing it.
- 6th Oct 2023
How can benefits calculators and grants portals help the financially vulnerable?
According to the social policy company Policy in Practice, £19 billion in benefits go unclaimed in the UK each year. The cost of living crisis will likely result in this number growing yet further, as the government has moved to supplement the incomes of benefit claimants.
- 6th Oct 2023
Bold moves from the PM: Unpacking the behavioural angle of Rishi Sunak's Party Conference speech
Cigarettes are the only legal consumer product that, when used correctly, will kill the majority of users. Raising the smoking age on a regular basis, as New Zealand has done, was one of our recommendations to the Khan Review on making smoking obsolete, and is supported by the public, per…