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  • Blog
  • 20th Jan 2021

Making gambling safer: deposit limit tools and the anchoring effect

The Behavioural Insights Team has today launched its new report on how to improve the industry-standard safer gambling tools that are designed to help people control how much they spend. We found that people who gamble reduce their spending limits by almost half once industry-set options are removed from view.…

  • Report
  • 20th Jan 2021

Applying behavioural insights to design safer gambling tools

Great Britain is the world’s biggest regulated gambling market. Of those who gamble, a small but significant proportion are considered ‘at risk’ of developing severe gambling issues, and some meet a clinical threshold of ‘problem gambling’. In 2017, BIT was commissioned by GambleAware to explore whether behavioural science could reduce…

  • Press release
  • 20th Jan 2021

Gamblers reduce their online gambling spending limits by almost half once operator defined options are removed from view

New research from the Behavioural Insights Team (BIT) has found that by removing industry-set options for deposit limits, online gamblers reduce the amount they set for themselves by up to 46%. Deposit limit tools are a common feature of gambling sites in Great Britain. Customers are typically required to scroll…

  • Blog
  • 14th Dec 2020

Automatic switching: a win for consumers and behavioural public policy

I doubt any of us would say no to a £300 windfall. Indeed, most of us would be thrilled! It could cover the Christmas shopping, pay a chunk off your credit card bill or simply boost your rainy day savings fund. The good news is that the typical UK household…

  • Blog
  • 27th Nov 2020

Feeling the Black Friday impulse? Try repairing not replacing

With Black Friday on the horizon, deals on phones, computers and all sorts of electronics are popping up in our inboxes. Yet, when you know that in 2019 we produced approximately 53.6 million tons of electronic waste globally (a number which is growing year on year), with over 80% of…

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  • Blog
  • 27th Nov 2020

Du mal à résister à la tentation du Black Friday? Quel meilleur jour pour penser à réparer, plutôt que remplacer?

A l’approche du Black Friday, nos boîtes mail se remplissent de promotions pour des téléphones, ordinateurs, tablettes, et autres nouveautés électroniques. Pourtant, quand on sait qu’en 2019 on a produit près de 53,6 millions de tonnes de déchets électroniques dans le monde, et que plus de 80% de ces déchets…

Also available in: English

  • Report
  • 26th Nov 2020

The Behavioural Economy

A new 10-point manifesto published by The Behavioural Insights Team which sets out a clear roadmap for how governments, regulators and central banks can start using powerful behavioural levers and nudges available to economic policy makers that have the potential to deliver real positive change.

  • Press release
  • 26th Nov 2020

The Behavioural Economy

The IMF is predicting the worst fall in UK GDP since the Great Depression of the 1930s due to the COVID-19 pandemic and new BIT research undertaken this month found that 55 per cent of people in the UK think that the economy has become more unfair over 2020 as…

  • Report
  • 25th Nov 2020

Active Online Choices: Designing to Empower Users

People cannot meaningfully shape their relationships with the digital technologies that underpin their lives. This leads to imbalanced relationships between people and online services, and leaves users feeling disempowered and resigned to let platforms do as they please with their data.

  • Blog
  • 24th Nov 2020

Making gambling safer: improving the uptake and design of tools to help people control their gambling

In 2017, the Behavioural Insights Team was commissioned by GambleAware to explore whether behavioural science could help to reduce risky gambling. We set out on a wide range of research activities to investigate the topic, such as literature reviews, data analysis and behavioural audits of online operators.