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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.

  • Publication
  • 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.

  • Publication
  • 6th Feb 2012

Fraud, error and debt: behavioural insights team paper

The behavioural insights team has published a paper on fraud, debt and error.

  • Blog
  • 4th Dec 2012

Christmas shopping tips from a behavioural economist

Tips from Cass Sunstein, click here to read the article.

  • Blog
  • 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,…

  • Blog
  • 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…

  • Publication
  • 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).

  • Blog
  • 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…

  • Publication
  • 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

  • Blog
  • 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…