Published three times a year, Big Picture draws on the expertise of the IoD Policy and Parliamentary Affairs Team and external contributors.
Its purpose is to:
- Present leading-edge thinking
- Highlight key public policy issues affecting business
- Look over the horizon at strategic issues likely to have an impact on business in the future
- Provide an insight into public policy issues in an accessible format
- Suggest solutions to the ‘big picture’ questions facing business
Well-regarded by IoD members and leading policymakers alike, each edition of Big Picture includes a range of topical articles on current and emerging business issues.
IoD members are welcome to submit ideas to the journal, or articles for possible publication. Please email Kathryn Allix.
Winter 2012/13 edition
Cover Article: All hail shale
Article: Still going down?
Article: Industrial inaction: controlling the super unions
Article: How to get rid of corporation tax
Article: Flying into the future
Article: Profit in education – not a dirty word
Article: Future cities – the survival of the fastest
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Corin Taylor, Senior Economic Adviser
at the IoD, and Dan Lewis, Chief
Executive of Future Energy Strategies,
set out the benefits of shale
development in the US and examine
the enormous potential of Britain’s own
shale gas resources. They argue that
the Government should grasp the
opportunity to develop what could be
a vital part of this country’s future
Graeme Leach, IoD Chief Economist
and Director of Policy, looks at the
vulnerability of the euro and whether
recent interventions by the European
Central Bank have changed the game.
Alexander Ehmann, Head of Regulation
and Employment at the IoD, considers
the rise of the ‘super unions’ and
proposes a range of reforms to update
the UK’s strike laws.
Richard Baron, Head of Taxation at the
IoD, explains how we could improve
the tax system by eliminating
In comprehensive new research, Corin
Taylor, Senior Economic Adviser at the
IoD, analyses the constraints on the
UK’s airport capacity and sets out a
holistic long-term plan to address the
country’s aviation challenges.
James Stanfield, Director of
Development at the E.G. West Centre
at Newcastle University, examines the
existing role played by for-profit
companies in the education sector, and
questions the prejudice against
extending their remit.
William Moore, Economic Intern at the
IoD, describes the future dynamics of
the world’s major cities.