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HOST Policy Research: experts in research and evaluation across the public, private and voluntary sectors

HOST Policy Research (HOST) was established in 1986 and specialises in research and evaluation in employment and skills, education, further education and training, and economic development. We provide a full range of qualitative and quantitative research services as well as underpinning education and support through our education platform Research Educate Develop.

Our mission:

To provide impartial, cost-effective and practical research and evaluation together with underpinning education and support services for clients involved in policy development across the public, private and not-for-profit sectors.

Our vision:

Our vision is to provide cutting-edge services that empower clients to make informed decisions.

Our values:

We are mindful of our intensions and contribute positively to the making of “better communities” among our internal and external stakeholders through education and support.

We conduct business in a spirit of partnership, with a solid belief in respect and decency.

We are committed to self-knowledge and development and respect all individual differences.

We appreciate that change is inevitable.

We have a passion for the services we provide.

We aim not to acquire any raw materials, or design, manufacture, or sell any products or services, the doing of which will be harmful to beings or the environment.


HOST Policy Research is a trading name of HOST Research and Evaluation Services LLP. Registered in England and Wales Partnership No. OC366813

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HOST is conducting a review of Teaching Quality in HEI for BIS

HOST is conducting a rapid review to inform higher and degree apprenticeship policy

HOST's research framework agreement with LGA extended to 31 March 2017

HOST completed a Qualitative Analysis of the use of Pay Between Assignments contracts for Agency Workers for BIS

Dorothy Berry-Lound's, Sue Tate's and Professor David Greatbatch's appointment to DfE Associate Pool extended to 2017

HOST is conducting an evaluation of Construction Sector Teaching at University Technical Colleges and Studio Schools

HOST completed a Review of Apprenticeship Costs for DfE


Check out our new education platform Research Educate Develop


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