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  • Blog
  • 29th Sep 2022

We need to talk about climate. But how?

From a behavioural perspective, communicating climate change is rife with difficulties

  • Blog
  • 28th Sep 2022

Supporting employees to save via Credit Unions in Northern Ireland

Payroll saving schemes can help people struggling to save but they are only offered by about 3% of UK employers with over 100 employees and take-up rates are in the single digits.

  • Report
  • 22nd Sep 2022

Using behavioural insights to reduce gift-giving in a Tanzanian public hospital

Previous research has shown that social norms of gift-giving and reciprocity are linked to patterns of bribery in the Tanzanian health sector. Health facility staff that do not accept a gift or reciprocate a favour are often punished by means of gossip, criticism, and even social isolation, further enforcing the…

  • Current project

How can we make support services more accessible and impactful?

In Year 2 of the Gambling Policy and Research Unit, we will be increasing our focus on support services and treatment for those at risk of, or experiencing gambling harm. One of our Year 2 aims is to improve access to gambling support services. This is currently in the scoping…

  • Current project

The world is full of adverts, some more harmful than others. What does the gambling ads ecosystem look like?

In Year 2 of the Gambling Policy and Research Unit, we will be exploring and mapping gambling ads for slot games, to identify common features and inducements, categorise how inducements are presented, and identify any features that could be seen to be misleading or irresponsible. This project will help us…

  • Current project

The role of the bank – exploring and prototyping gambling management bank tools

In Year 2 of the Gambling Policy and Research Unit, we will be exploring the existing tools utilised by banks to help their customers monitor and control their gambling spend. We’ll be focusing on evaluating the impact of these tools, and designing prototypes for new and/or existing tools, to help…

  • Blog
  • 20th Sep 2022

How can citizens shape the future of social media platforms?

An everyday genius of humans is that we collaborate and cooperate to get things done. We share with others our thoughts and values, and they in turn share, support, and challenge. However, this process can also create the conditions for offence, misunderstanding and conflict. Nowhere do we see this more…

  • Report
  • 15th Sep 2022

Payroll Savings Schemes in Northern Ireland: Evaluation Report

As part of the UK Strategy for Financial Wellbeing, the Money and Pensions Service (MaPS) aim to encourage two million more working-age people on low-to-modest incomes into the habit of saving regularly by 2030. One way to support people struggling to save is through payroll saving schemes. BIT partnered with MaPS…

  • Report
  • 7th Jul 2022

Using behavioural science to help employees save: Payroll savings scheme

Payroll savings products can be a powerful way to support the financial wellbeing of employees.

  • Report
  • 15th Jun 2022

Developing saving habits through prize-linked savings accounts

Making a habit of saving money is crucial to developing long-term financial wellbeing. Yet over 10 million working aged people in the UK do not save regularly – with 2 million people not having any savings at all. Without this savings buffer, people could be left vulnerable to unexpected costs and…