Hertfordshire Behaviour Change Unit: Supporting residents with the increased cost-of-living: Behavioural science recommendations for local authorities
Tuesday, 25 October 2022
Read the full Supporting residents with the increased
cost-of-living: Behavioural science
recommendations for local authorities paper here.
This resource was created to provide practical and evidence-based behavioural
science recommendations that can help local authorities to support their residents
with the significant pressures caused by the increased cost-of-living.
It is designed to complement the significant work that local authorities, voluntary
groups and others are doing by showing how behavioural science can add value.
A key resource on policy and practical work is the Local Government Association’s
Cost of Living Hub which can be found here: Cost of living hub | Local Government
This paper is composed of two key elements:
• Identification of the groups in society that are most likely to be affected and how
the increased cost-of-living will impact on them, thus exacerbating societal
and health inequalities.
• Evidence-based advice rooted in the behavioural and social sciences, highlighting
what local authorities can do to support their residents. Key recommendations for
action and next steps to support residents will be presented.