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  • Blog
  • 6th Nov 2020

Applying behavioural insights to public transport pricing complexity

Navigating the pricing structures of public transport systems in new cities is something even experienced travellers dread. There’s lots of different things to think about: the mode of transport you’d like to use; the distance you’re travelling; and even time of day changes to transport fares. We worked with Infrastructure Victoria…

  • Blog
  • 2nd Nov 2020

How behavioural insights helped Canadians access their tax benefits

Every year, thousands of lower income Canadian families miss out on about $5,000 in benefits and refunds because they do not file their taxes. It is easy to understand why. Tax filing can be burdensome and complex. It is voluntary if you do not owe any money, and the benefits…

  • Blog
  • 23rd Sep 2020

Nudging young people to engage with pensions

BIT partnered with Scottish Widows to conduct an online experiment with 2,800 young people in the UK on BIT’s Predictiv platform. The experiment aimed to measure how they would view pension contributions depending on different types of communication frames, as well as map out young peoples’ understanding of and attitudes…

  • Press release
  • 23rd Sep 2020

The small nudges that could make young people £142,000 better off in retirement

Nearly two million younger people could have an extra £7,000 a year in retirement income, simply through a series of small behavioural nudges, according to a new Scottish Widows study. Getting young people to picture their ‘future self’ and introducing simpler pension labels to link contribution levels and retirement income,…

  • Press release
  • 16th Jul 2020

Additional provider nudges result in more Pension Wise appointments

Behavioural trials to explore more effective ways of prompting people who phone their pension provider for retirement information to take Pension Wise guidance could increase the take up of appointments by three times when compared with the current signposting to this group. The research, conducted by the Behavioural Insights Team…

  • Blog
  • 16th Jul 2020

Encouraging pension savers to take up guidance

Last April marked five years since the introduction of “pension freedoms” which provided people with more choice and flexibility in their retirement options. However, approximately half of people approaching retirement say that they don’t know enough to plan for their income after they stop working. Here we discuss the results…

  • Report
  • 15th Jul 2020

The Stronger Nudge

The Behavioural Insights Team (BIT) was commissioned by the Money and Pensions Service (MaPS) to evaluate the impact of the ‘Stronger Nudge’ interventions on the number of people who receive Pension Wise guidance before they access their pension savings. The key components of the Stronger Nudge were to explain the…

  • Blog
  • 29th Jun 2020

Life after lockdown: A strong & sustainable economic recovery

As our current economic lockdowns ease we have a unique opportunity to take a fresh start so we have strong and sustainable recoveries

  • Report
  • 5th May 2020

The perception of fairness of algorithms and proxy information in financial services

We partnered with the the Centre for Data Ethics and Innovation to investigate how people respond to the use of algorithms in personal finances.

  • Blog
  • 14th Apr 2020

The forgotten frontline: four ways you can help food delivery workers during the COVID-19 crisis

Ten years ago, UberEats and Deliveroo did not exist, now they’re multi-billion dollar global businesses. Today food delivery workers make it much easier for many of us to comply with social distancing rules amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. A quick look at Google Search trends suggests they must be: Deliveroo, Uber…