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31/10/13 – Automatic enrolment: Qualitative research with large employers

Automatic_enrolementThe DWP has published the findings of our auto enrolment research in full.  We explored the impact of auto-enrolment on 50 of the first employers to implement it, looking into early opt-out rates and eliciting employees’ reasons for opting out. The DWP and the pensions minister are already using the research to develop government policy on auto-enrolment further. Read the report in full here.

Driving in reverse: How behavioural economics can change smoking behaviour

With October nearing a close it marks the end of Stoptober. Stoptober is a scheme which encourages smokers to stop smoking for the whole of October in an attempt to quit in the long term. The campaign came about after research revealed that stopping for 28 days means a smoker is five times more likely to not go back to cigarettes. Continue reading

Rachel Cope – one tough mudder!

RachelTough_mudder2Never one to shy away from a challenge, Rachel took part in the Tough Mudder North West event in Cheshire earlier this month.  As the name would imply it’s a tough event which takes place in mud. A fitness fanatic, Rachel completed the gruelling 11.5 mile course in under 3 hours finishing “somewhere near the front”.  Here’s some photos of the WW1 inspired carnage!

Rachel, we salute you! Continue reading
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