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  • Report
  • 18th Dec 2023

Can spending limits in a banking app support safer gambling?

In this report, BIT’s Gambling Policy & Research Unit presents findings from a study which measured the impact of different designs of spending limits on gambling behaviour. We found that spending limits are a promising preventative tool which could help customers manage their gambling spend.

  • Blog
  • 8th Dec 2023

Beyond lockdowns and parties: what we can learn from the systemic failures of the pandemic

The headlines have so far focused mainly on the drama and failings within No. 10, and especially on the early months of the pandemic up until the first ‘lockdown’. But there is a danger that this focus crowds out a hard-headed analysis of the wider system failures that help explain…

  • Blog
  • 5th Dec 2023

Three remarkable new findings in PISA - the worlds guide to how our kids are learning (or not)

In the world of education, the PISA results are the World Cup, Olympics and Oscars all rolled into one. For a generation they have provided the benchmark study on how well our children are learning - and how well our educational systems are performing. 

  • Blog
  • 4th Dec 2023

Pounds for pylons - when do incentives backfire?

People living ‘close’ to new infrastructure will receive up to £1,000 per year off their electricity bills as well as a wider community benefit fund allowing them to support local social projects. 

  • Blog
  • 27th Nov 2023

Bridging the generation gap: Promoting age diversity in the workplace

In the dynamic landscape of today’s workforce, the concept of diversity has evolved beyond gender, race, and ethnicity. Age diversity, often overlooked, is a crucial component for fostering innovation, resilience, and productivity within businesses. 

  • Blog
  • 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. 

  • Report
  • 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…

  • 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
  • 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.

  • Blog
  • 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.