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- 18th May 2023
Features Used in Online Slot Game Adverts
This report from BIT's Gambling Policy & Research Unit involved a study of 100 online slot game adverts from August 2022 to February 2023, looking for features that could mislead people or encourage them to gamble more than they can afford. The most common features in slot game adverts found…
- 4th May 2023
Behind the paper: Reducing discrimination against job seekers with employment gaps
In December 2022, research led by BIT on reducing discrimination against women with employment gaps was published in the journal Nature Human Behavior. Our trial found that expressing previous work experience on a CV in terms of the number of years (e.g. ‘5 years’) rather than dates (e.g. ‘2012-2017’) reduced…
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- 4th May 2023
BIT Working Paper No. 002 / Moral appeals reduce simulated panic buying behaviour
We report the results of an online experiment with a representative sample of Australians. After seeing a hypothetical scenario where a new COVID-19 outbreak has been announced and the government has imposed some restrictions, participants received one of three intervention messages (or a no-message control) designed to reduce panic buying.
- 3rd May 2023
Using behavioural insights to increase uptake of remote gambling support and treatment
This report sets out potential barriers and enablers to accessing gambling support and treatment, and has explored ways behavioural insights can be used to improve uptake of gambling support and treatment services.
- 27th Apr 2023
High stakes for gamblers
After six ministers, four culture secretaries and too many years of waiting, the gambling white paper is finally here. Policy reviews tend not to set the pulse racing, but this one has the potential to make a real difference for a very vulnerable group of people.
- 25th Apr 2023
From oratory to laboratory - turning words into action and launching the EYV Lab
The recent Ending Youth Violence Lab launch event (4th April) was a significant milestone for us. It was our first major opportunity to engage with stakeholders across the sector, and to set out what we are seeking to achieve and how we will work.
- 18th Apr 2023
Can behavioural science help improve pupil behaviour and boost school attendance?
Improving pupil behaviour and boosting attendance are two of the biggest challenges facing UK schools right now, and we are excited to be starting work on two large-scale RCTs to learn more about what works to improve outcomes in this space. We are currently recruiting for schools to participate in…
- 17th Apr 2023
Ethnicity pay reporting: How to understand your data and use it to create a more equitable workplace
Today the government publishes its first ethnicity pay reporting guidance for employers. Publishing this guidance sends a strong signal to businesses to take a more data-driven approach to improve racial equality, although doing so remains voluntary. As more businesses calculate and disclose their ethnicity pay, this will increase transparency and…
- 7th Apr 2023
Using behavioural insights to improve diabetes management in the Middle East
To mark World Health Day, we’re sharing the results of a trial helping people with diabetes in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region to reduce their blood sugar levels.
- 6th Apr 2023
Sugar Tax and the response to the Casey report into policing
What is the sugar tax equivalent for changing police culture? What intervention not only tackles bad standards but also positively re-enforces itself, to counter the doom loop of poor standards leading to weak recruitment?