Big Picture

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 Ingrid Farmer.

Summer 2014 edition

Big Picture Summer 2014Sharing the spoils

Cover Article: Sharing the spoils
Article: Crunch time for UK airport capacity
Article: Older people mean business
Article: Tribunals on trial
Article: Where next for the personal tax take?
Article: Eye on the prize: from cyber threats to opportunities

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Sharing the Spoils

Sharing the spoils

James Sproule, Chief Economist and Director of Policy at the Institute of Directors, explores the way global income dispersion is measured and then applies the approach to a UK context.


Crunch time for UK airport capacity

Dan Lewis looks at the latest proposals for expansion from Heathrow and Gatwick, as well as other options currently being considered by the Airports Commission.

Ageing Society

Older people mean business

In a joint paper with the University of Newcastle, Malcolm Small highlights the opportunities being created for entrepreneurs from the UK's ageing population.


Tribunals on trial

Philip Sack reviews research among IoD members into employment tribunals and directors' attitudes to dismissal.

Personal Tax

Where next for the personal tax take?

Stephen Herring, Head of Taxation at the IoD, weighs up the burden of personal taxation in the aftermath of the 2014 Budget.


Eye on the prize: from cyber threats to opportunities

Andrew Churchill explores the business opportunities emerging from the growing global market in managing cyber insecurity.

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