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The Behavioural Insights Team – a social purpose company

After three and a half years in Number 10 and the Cabinet Office, today the Behavioural Insights Team is being ‘spun out’ of government and set up as a social purpose company. We will continue to work for the Cabinet Office, which will be our first and principal client. But we will now start to […]

February 4, 2014

Interview with BIT Director

Happy New Year readers! For our first post of 2014, we’d like to highlight this interview with David Halpern, our Director, published over the weekend.

January 7, 2014

The Independent supports use of Behavioural Insights

The Independent has published an editorial supporting the use of Behavioural Insights across government. The editorial, which cites our research on tax collection as well as our new report on encouraging organ donation, argues that the use of Behavioural Insights will make government both cheaper and better. The article goes on to say that “The […]

December 30, 2013

BIT in the New York Times

It is not uncommon for BIT to appear in the media, but we’d like to highlight this extended piece in the New York Times last weekend. Interviewing several members of the team, the article looks at where some of the ideas we develop into trials come from, as well as touching on aspects of BIT’s […]

December 10, 2013

Telegraph article on the Behavioural Insights Team

Today’s Telegraph reports on some of the team’s work over the past two years, including: increasing the rate of tax payment; increasing the uptake of loft insulation; helping to get job seekers back into work.

February 11, 2013

Guardian interview with the Director of the Behavioural Insights Team

Read an interview with Dr David Halpern, BIT Director, in today’s Guardian. There is also an article about the team in yesterday’s Japan Times.

February 6, 2013

BIT Research Fellowship

Applications are now open for the BIT Research Fellowship 2013. See the attached document for more details: BIT Research Fellowship We are looking for candidates whose research expertise is closely aligned with our upcoming areas of work, to take them on full-time or part-time for a period of 3-6 months. We would welcome expressions of […]

January 31, 2013