Influence in the corridors of power

The IoD represents its members and advance the case for business in government, Parliament, the media and other influential forums. 

Areas of influence

The UK's prosperity depends on enterprise and it is imperative that the views of directors are heard. We exert our influence in all matters of economic and public policy:

  • By taking a position in the media (both nationally and locally)
  • Through direct discussion with Ministers and civil servants
  • Through written responses to consultation documents and production of research and policy papers

Policy Voice

Our positions are developed through regular consultation with members. We conduct monthly surveys on key business issues via our award-winning online panel, Policy Voice. Please join to ensure your voice is heard.

Latest publications

The IoD Productivity Report

Balancing UK Productivity and Agility

Views on productivity have to be seen in the context of a rapidly changing economy and likely future demands and developments; UK productivity may have languished since 2007, but the critical question is: are we prepared for the future?

By James Sproule, IoD Chief Economist

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