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Research Service: complex research enquiries

Research Service: complex research enquiries - up to 3 hours

For in-depth research, the charge is £25 per hour or part thereof (minimum 1 hour), including VAT. The maximum amount of research we can undertake is 3 hours. When we respond to your initial enquiry, we'll be able to give you an idea of how long we expect your research to take.

Complex research enquiries may take up to 15 working days, and searches are carried out in the order that they are received. If you have requested for your research report and any copies to be sent to you by post, please allow an additional 5 days for delivery.

Copies of research sources

This service provides an experienced member of staff to undertake your research and a full research report including copies (either by post or email) of relevant documents where possible. You will be able to choose from the following options:

  • Black and white photocopies or prints - up to 12 single-sided A4 sheets or 6 single-sided A3 sheets


  • Colour photocopies or prints - up to 4 single-sided A4 sheets or 2 single-sided A3 sheets


  • Watermarked scans - up to 8 images


  • 1 hour - £25
  • 1 hour 30 minutes - £37.50
  • 2 hours - £50
  • 2 hours 30 minutes - 62.50
  • 3 hours - £75

Additional charges

These fees don't include:

  • Extra photocopies or other reprographic service charges (please see fees and charges)
  • Reproduction fees for use of images or quotes in publications, on the internet or broadcasts
  • Scans or digital images without a watermark
  • Extra postage and packing

Pay for research services

The quickest way to pay for the research services you've ordered is to pay online.

Please note, all research is provided for private research purposes only.