26 June 2020
Our research closely examines the best ways for retailers to communicate energy price comparison information.
- engaged 2,500 consumers to test real-world responses to terminology and description
- presented consumers with a range of realistic mock scenarios to identify what information would best enhance consumer understanding, and
- is an important joint initiative to provide a better, evidence-based understanding of consumer concerns and preferences.
The Behavioural Insights Team (BIT) undertook interviews with consumers and conducted an online randomised control test to gauge consumer understanding of the concepts and potential alternative wording. The report makes a number of important findings that demonstrate how wording in energy advertisements can improve comprehension. The insights from this research can influence how information is presented to consumers.
|Testing Comprehension of the Reference Price ( PDF 4.9 MB )||Behavioural Insights Team (BIT)|
|Appendix 1 - Interview Questions ( PDF 149.37 KB )||Behavioural Insights Team (BIT)|
|Appendix 2 - Reference Price Trial Design Outline ( PDF 480.2 KB )||Behavioural Insights Team (BIT)|
|Appendix 3 - Technical Appendix ( HTML 2.28 MB )||Behavioural Insights Team (BIT)|