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- 14th Dec 2012
New BIT trial results: helping people back into work
The Behavioural Insights Team has been working with Job Centre Plus in Loughton, Essex, to help get people back into work. We ran a six month randomised controlled trial to test the impact of three changes we made to the existing Job Centre Plus system. The trial tested the difference…
- 28th Sep 2015
Using a lottery to incentivise voter registration
A lottery made people register faster, saving the local authority money, but did not change the overall rates of voter registration
- 20th Dec 2016
A Christmas Carol: inspiration for behavioural interventions?
Those familiar with Charles Dickens’s A Christmas Carol will know that the transformation of Ebenezer Scrooge on Christmas Eve comes about from an unusual, yet remarkably successful, behavioural intervention. Scrooge (a notorious miser) is visited by four ghosts over the course of one night who show him his past, present…
- 13th Sep 2017
Britain's census matters. Can we boost participation and save money?
The Office for National Statistics (ONS) plays a vital role in British life. Without ONS statistics, government and local authorities would not be able to calculate or understand inflation, immigration, or employment reliably, nor could government design and implement effective policies to manage those issues. Statistics determine how public funds…
- 23rd Nov 2017
Applying behavioural insights to labour markets
Employment is perhaps one of the areas that can benefit the most from the application of behavioural insights and robust evaluation. From both the supply and demand side of the labour market, small changes can have big effects. Small percentage increase to employment figures can mean substantial wellbeing improvements to…
- 20th Jun 2019
Creating opportunities for economic mobility in US cities
Integrating behavioural science into the heart of social programs
- 18th Jul 2019
Terms & Conditions Apply
Today we published our best practice guide on how to present contractual terms and privacy policies. Commissioned by BEIS, this guide is for all businesses who want to help their consumers better understand their T&Cs.
- 15th Aug 2019
BIT joins forces with the Centre for Homelessness Impact (CHI) to drive behaviour change in landlords
BIT is working with the Centre for Homelessness Impact (CHI) to test the effectiveness of homelessness interventions by applying - and rigorously evaluating - behavioural science methods.
- 28th Aug 2019
Helping people back into work and helping others take up the mantle
Today sees the publication of a peer reviewed paper in the Journal of Public Policy outlining the interventions that we tested in Essex which involved the development of new way of conceiving the job-search process.
- 2nd Oct 2019
A partnership to reduce social security arrears
One of the most cost-effective ways of scaling the use of behavioural insights (BI) around the world is by building BI capacity. BIT does this by running projects in close collaboration with partner organisations.