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- Policy publication
- 13th Apr 2011
Better choices: better deals, behavioural insights team paper
Better choices: better deals has been published by the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills and the Behavioural Insights Team.
- 6th Jul 2011
Behaviour change and energy use: behavioural insights team paper
The behavioural insights team has published a report setting out how we can use behavioural insights to help people save energy and money.
- 6th Feb 2012
Fraud, error and debt: behavioural insights team paper
The behavioural insights team has published a paper on fraud, debt and error.
- 4th Dec 2012
Christmas shopping tips from a behavioural economist
Tips from Cass Sunstein, click here to read the article.
- 25th Sep 2013
Pensions policy shows the power of defaults
The past year has seen one of the biggest changes to pension schemes in recent times. Starting with the largest employers, workers are now being automatically enrolled in a scheme when they join a company. In other words, now people have to make a decision to leave their employer’s scheme,…
- 5th Sep 2014
Empowering consumers in order to reduce mobile phone theft
On 3rd September the Home Secretary announced that we will be publishing a joint BIT/Home Office analysis intended to better inform consumers about mobile phone theft and security. The analysis uses Metropolitan Police Service data to show how offenders disproportionately target certain phones; how these patterns are sensitive to security…
- 27th Apr 2016
Smart Meters Derogation Guidance: supporting energy supplier applications for trials of in-home display alternatives
Behavioural Insights Team, Madano and DECC co-drafted guidance for energy suppliers who wish to seek a derogation from the requirement to offer domestic consumers an In Home Display (IHD) as part of a smart meter installation, in order to trial alternative In Home Displays (IHDs).
- 15th Dec 2016
Behavioural finance in the Lab
Some of the earliest and most impressive applications of behavioural science focused on helping people to save for their retirement. In particular, there is the pioneering work of Brigitte Madrian, David Laibson, John Beshears and James Choi demonstrating the impact of automatically enrolling employees into workplace pension plans, and Richard…
- 13th Oct 2017
Improving engagement with pension decisions: The results from three randomised controlled trials
A report prepared by the Behavioural Insights Team for the Government’s Pension Wise service
- 14th Oct 2017
Helping more people take up free pension guidance: new results
With most people spending at least 25 years in retirement, deciding what to do with your pension pot is one of the most significant financial decisions you can make. And yet it is also one of the most complicated. Today we are publishing the results of three randomised control trials…