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.

Big Picture articles regularly draw upon research conducted through Policy Voice, the IoD’s authoritative public policy panel for directors. As a member of Policy Voice you will automatically receive a complimentary copy of Big Picture. Membership of Policy Voice is open to current IoD members and joining is easy – simply visit www.iod.com/policyvoice to take a brief profile survey.

Spring 2015 Edition

Big Picture Spring 2015 Edition
General Election May 2015: A business focus must be #1 priority

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Big Picture Spring 2015 Edition: General Election May 2015: A business focus must be #1 priority

General Election May 2015: A business focus must be #1 priority

With the election imminent, the IoD’s policy team sets out the key measures that will be needed for the UK to prosper in the years ahead.

Big Picture Spring 2015 Edition: Smart Meters - a very dicey investment

Smart Meters - a very dicey investment

Dan Lewis, Senior Adviser on Infrastructure Policy at the Institute of Directors and Chief Executive of Future Energy Strategies and the Economic Policy Centre, argues against the introduction of the Smart Meter Programme and suggests alternative steps that could be taken to reduce the cost and complexity of the project.

Big Picture Spring 2015 Edition: The good, the bad & the ugly

The good, the bad & the ugly

Graeme Leach, Director of Economics & Prosperity Studies at the Legatum Institute, analyses the differences between deflation and depression and the effect each has on the other.

Big Picture Spring 2015 Edition: The economy may have recovered, but public trust in business is still dangerously low

The economy may have recovered, but public trust in business is still dangerously low

Christian May, Head of Communications and Campaigns at the IoD, explores the low levels of faith in corporate Britain, and the extent to which the trust between business and customers has been eroded.

Big Picture Spring 2015 Edition: Energy policy: a disaster in the making

Energy policy: a disaster in the making

Rupert Darwall, former special adviser to the Chancellor of the Exchequer and author of “The Age of Global Warming: A History”, discusses the economics and politics of investing in the energy sector, and the extent to which they are sustainable.

Big Picture Spring 2015 Edition: How your business can harness performance

How your business can harness performance "premium" from better ethnic diversity

Lisa Buckingham, Senior Diversity Adviser at the Institute of Directors, explores the merits of diversity and the importance of increasing BAME representation in the workforce.

Big Picture Spring 2015 Edition: The Lessons of a Neverendum

The Lessons of a Neverendum

Jamie Kerr, Parliamentary Affairs Officer at the IoD, analyses the impact of the Scottish independence referendum on business confidence in the UK.

 
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