Our people

Policis bring together high level economic and social research skills to support policy development and consumer advocacy. We are a senior-only model with all of our people having more than ten years high level experience, most being domain experts in their specialist area.

Our technical expertise is backed by a passionate concern for efficient policy, for consumers and service users with an unswerving dedication to independence, balance and research quality to support evidence-based policy formulation.

Our clients

Our clients are government departments, regulators, local authorities and charitable foundations, both in the UK and internationally

HM Treasury | DWP | BIES, Financial Conduct Authority | Cabinet Office | Ministry of Justice | Home Office | The Pensions Regulator | Payments Regulator | Professional Standards Authority | Joseph Rowntree Foundation | Friends Provident Foundation | Save the Children | Banardos Money Advice Trust | Ofgem | Citizen’s Advice | ABCUL | National Housing Association | Big Issue | BIS | UKTI | NICVA | NOMS | Housing Rights Service

Skills and capabilities

We deploy the full range of research and analytical techniques to ensure that each project draws on a compelling and high-quality evidence base. Projects may rest on multiple work-streams, both in the UK and across countries. Research and analysis can involve a wide mix of techniques, whether qualitative or quantitative research, behavioural economics, econometrics and modelling, advanced data analytics, data mining or data integration.

Quality management to ensure all projects are delivered to the highest standards, to budget and on time is embedded in all stages of our process and is a director level responsibility. Our hub and associated model enable us to scale up for projects of any size or complexity.

Expertise

We have worked extensively in the financial services sector and have a specialist research interest in financial services market regulation. Policis led the team which undertook the research to inform the new FCA regulatory regime for consumer credit in the UK and has undertaken research around regulation and its impact in the UK, various EU markets, US, Canada, Australia and Japan.

Policis domain experts have reported to regulators in a number of jurisdictions, including to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau in the US, the Small Amount Credit Commission in Australia and to the Japanese Financial Services Authority.

We have also worked extensively around consumer financial education, not for profit provision, debt advice and debt management, affordable credit and financial inclusion.

Publications

A list of our recent publications will be available shortly