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  • Blog
  • 2nd Aug 2022

A fine or a nudge? Charging for plastic bags works and is an interesting behavioural case study

The average shopper in UK major supermarkets now uses around three plastic bags per year, compared to 140 back in 2014

  • Report
  • 28th Jul 2022

ESOS recommendations template: final report

The Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme (ESOS), which is administered by the Environment Agency and was launched in 2014, requires large businesses/groups in the UK to carry out an energy audit of their buildings, industrial processes and transport at least once every 4 years to identify opportunities for energy efficiency.   A…

  • Report
  • 27th Jul 2022

Structure of pay - an evidence-based framework

The most common way to attract, retain and reward people - particularly in the private sector - is to use financial incentives including salaries, bonuses, leave or pension contributions. Financial incentives can be powerful, but they are difficult to design well and can produce a myriad of unintended consequences. On…

  • Blog
  • 27th Jul 2022

High prices, high pay? How to attract and retain staff when inflation is high

Given the tricky economic situation, many employers are considering how they can best structure pay and reward to attract, retain and motivate staff, while balancing affordability

  • Blog
  • 20th Jun 2022

How can governments increase program uptake?

A government designs a great service or program to support its residents. Although many people qualify, the program receives just a few applications. How can we increase uptake? While traditional marketing can sometimes raise awareness of programs and services, encouraging people to make use of them may involve a series…

  • Blog
  • 9th Mar 2022

How much are we willing to pay to make home heating greener?

When it comes to reducing emissions from the way people heat their homes (home heating is currently responsible for around 14% of UK emissions), the UK government (alongside many other countries) is betting a lot on heat pumps. We tried to understand how willing UK householders are to adopt a…

  • Blog
  • 8th Mar 2022

Women only apply when 100% qualified? Putting received wisdom to the test

This International Women’s Day, let’s celebrate taking an evidence-based approach to understanding gender inequality in the labour market

  • Blog
  • 23rd Feb 2022

The Gambling Policy & Research Unit

In September, we launched the Gambling Policy & Research Unit to design, test and scale solutions to reduce gambling harm. Since then we’ve been busy!

  • Blog
  • 8th Feb 2022

Safer Internet Day: 5 behavioural projects to improve online safety

Today is Safer Internet Day, a day used to campaign for all stakeholders to ‘make the internet a safer and better place for all, and especially for children and young people.’ In this blog we outline why online platforms are so adept at influencing human behaviour and showcase five projects…

  • Blog
  • 2nd Feb 2022

Five behavioural challenges and opportunities for 2022

In 2021, we saw the reach and impact of behavioural science continue to extend. From the UN hosting its first behavioural science week and declaring behavioural science as a “critical tool to progress on its mandate” to the publication of the final edition of Thaler and Sunstein’s classic book Nudge.…