Policy events

Forthcoming policy events

Influencing Government Policy
Have your say - A chance to influence Government policy to help small businesses succeed. With keynote speakers Baroness Neville-Rolfe and Sir Michael Snyder – Co-Chairs of the Professional and Business Services Council. This event will take place on Wednesday 29th October between 8-11am.

Books for Breakfast with Diane Coyle
Gross Domestic Product is a concept so huge, so complex, so compromised by rules that only a handful of people in the world truly understand it. Diane Coyle author of 'GDP:A Brief but Affectionate History' will discuss her book and open the floor to questions in this breakfast seminar on Thursday 30th October.

Business Ethnicity Summit
The Business Ethnicity Summit will explore why it is that people of ethnic minority backgrounds are failing to make it to the top of British business in significant numbers. This event will take place on Wednesday 19th November between 5-8pm.

How corporates and entrepreneurs lead innovation
Free event at 116 Pall Mall on 28 October 2014. This event will give you a sneak preview of Harvard Business School's research findings on entrepreneurial leadership.

Presentation slides from past policy events

IoD Policy update - Economy & Pensions
On 10 September the IoD’s Chief Economist and Director of Policy, James Sproule, and the IoD’s Senior Adviser for Financial Services Policy, will continue a series of monthly breakfast events with the objective of keeping IoD members up to date on current business policy issues. The event will take place at 116 Pall Mall at 8.00 for 8.30am and will finish by 9.45am. Booking is on a first-come-first-served basis.

Helping IoD members comply with automatic enrolment into pension saving - 13 May 2014
On 13 May the IoD, in conjunction with Scottish Widows, held a seminar on implementing automatic enrolment pensions. During 2014 and 2015 many small- and medium-sized employers must automatically enrol their employees into a pension scheme. Small employers whose staging dates are in 2015 should also be planning now to fulfil their new duties. An expert speaker panel, including Malcolm Small, the IoD’s senior adviser on pensions policy, and Charles Counsell, executive director of the Pensions Regulator, provided guidance on the topic.

Economic policy update - 3 April 2014
The IoD’s Chief Economist and Director of Policy, James Sproule, kicked off a new series of free monthly breakfast events with the objective of keeping IoD members up to date on current business policy issues. The presentation slides from this event can be seen below.

Making automatic enrolment work - Where have we got to, and what do we need to fix? - 28 February 2013
Commencing in October 2012 with the very largest companies, over the next few years ALL employers, regardless of size, will be required by law to offer a good-quality pension scheme, and contribute to it on behalf of their employees.


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