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  • Blog
  • 11th Nov 2021

Money Talk - more than a penny for your thoughts

Historically, not mentioning money has been an age-old rule that has guided British social interactions. However, this social norm may do more harm than good.

  • 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…

  • Blog
  • 11th Mar 2021

Increasing take up of free childcare to improve outcomes in Greater Manchester

One of the ways HMG encourages parents to put their children in early education is through the free early education entitlement for two-year-olds (also known as the two year old offer), which gives low income parents and parents of children with special educational needs up to 15 hours of free…

  • Blog
  • 18th Feb 2021

Helping local economies rebuild after COVID-19 - collecting evidence on what works

Before the pandemic the UK had some of the highest levels of regional inequality in the developed world. The coronavirus pandemic  has exacerbated existing differences, for example unemployment has risen four times as much in Blackpool as in Cambridge. Manchester (where BIT North is based, and I live) has been…

  • Report
  • 1st Nov 2019

EAST for Health & Safety

The EAST framework focuses on four simple principles to encourage a behaviour: make it Easy, Attractive, Social and Timely (EAST). This version of EAST focuses on how the behavioural insights approach can help keep people safe when they are at work. This field of health and safety in the workplace…

  • Blog
  • 1st Nov 2019

Keeping people safe at work using behavioural insights

It’s Friday and for many in the UK, the weekend means a trip to the local chippy to enjoy some fish and chips. But getting fish to our tables has a hidden high cost: commercial fishing remains one of the nation’s deadliest professions. One of the leading causes of death…

  • Blog
  • 15th Aug 2019

BIT joins forces with the Centre for Homelessness Impact (CHI) to drive behaviour change in landlords

BIT is working with the Centre for Homelessness Impact (CHI) to test the effectiveness of homelessness interventions by applying - and rigorously evaluating - behavioural science methods.

  • Blog
  • 12th Jun 2019

Integrating health and social care: making it work for staff

Navigating the challenges facing local government

  • Blog
  • 23rd May 2019

Using small changes to tackle loneliness

Last week, the All Party Parliamentary Group on Social Integration published a new report, written in conjunction with The Challenge. It includes ideas to bring people together and reduce loneliness, such as using public transport as a place to spark conversation and connections, encouraging the development of intergenerational care homes,…