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  • UK slips down European women on boards rankings

    Major new research into female representation on the boards of Europe’s largest companies shows that the UK has fallen from sixth to eighth place among 12 leading economies since 2011

    27 April 2016 at 01:00

  • IoD urges caution on steel intervention

    Simon Walker, Director General of the Institute of Directors, comments on the Business Department’s announcement today that it will provide financial support to the purchaser of the steel plants currently owned by Tata.

    21 April 2016 at 16:00

  • IoD welcomes plan to reform exec pay

    An influential group of City and business leaders has today condemned the current approach to executive pay in UK listed companies as “not fit for purpose”. The Executive Remuneration Working Group has published recommendations to end “remuneration creep”, where pay is driven up because no company wants to be seen to be below average.

    21 April 2016 at 13:30

  • Rising government debt highlights difficulty of task facing Chancellor

    James Sproule, Chief Economist at the Institute of Directors, comments on today’s update on the health of the public finances, which shows that public sector debt is now £1.6trillion, equivalent to 83.5% of GDP.

    21 April 2016 at 10:00

  • Rising unemployment could be a good thing

    James Sproule, Chief Economist at the Institute of Directors, suggests that the simultaneous rise in both employment and unemployment was not as contradictory as it might seem.

    20 April 2016 at 10:00

  • IoD gets business talking about Europe

    Business group launches series of EU referendum debates across the UK, starting tonight in Birmingham, giving members the chance to hear the arguments for leave and remain.

    19 April 2016 at 10:00

  • Business leaders launch action plan for education in the age of automation

    A huge shift in the way we think about education is needed in order for the UK to adapt to the unstoppable force of technological change, finds a new report from the Institute of Directors.

    18 April 2016 at 01:00

  • BP reaction to shareholder rebellion “will determine future” of UK corporate governance

    Simon Walker, Director General of the Institute of Directors, comments on the news that 59% of BP shareholders have voted against the remuneration report at today’s annual general meeting.

    14 April 2016 at 15:00

  • IoD urges BP shareholders to use their voice on CEO pay

    Ahead of BP’s annual general meeting on Thursday, the Institute of Directors urged shareholders to scrutinise the pay deal for Bob Dudley, BP’s CEO, arguing that, if endorsed, it could send the “wrong message” to other companies.

    13 April 2016 at 13:00

  • Referendum uncertainty could be behind rising inflation

    Uncertainty over the EU referendum could be pushing up inflation, the Institute of Directors said today, caused by international investors selling off their holdings of sterling. Inflation is moving back toward the Bank of England’s target of 2%, rising to 0.5% in March from 0.3% in February, but this poses further questions for the Chancellor.

    12 April 2016 at 10:00

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