How providers use policies

Policy centric systems are labour intensive, and a typical manager would never spend 3 months solid to review their package.
Most providers only read a small fraction of this collection.
Yourr investment is a simple backup library in case the inspector asks. In reality they seldom do.

Purchase cost Vs Real cost

Printable package in Word or PDF format can cost as little as £250, and online systems upwards of £1,500 per annum.
If you manage these systems as intended, the typical management time cost can be around £15,000 per annum.
In reality, hardly anyone bothers to read these thoroughly, and use this purely as a resource library.

General advice

A typical provider with less than 50 full time equivalent staff does not need more than 30-40 core policies.