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.

 

Autumn 2014 edition

BP - Autumn 2014 CoverWhat’s next for corporate governance in the UK?

Cover Article: What’s next for corporate governance in the UK?
Article: Getting real about the business opportunities in emerging markets
Article: Retirement – finally, a new dawn for pensions
Article: Financing our future: infrastructure in an age of prolonged austerity
Article: The OECD, the G20 & Corporation Tax Reforms
Article: Returnships: how the UK can lead the way in hiring returning execs

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Corporate Governance

What’s next for corporate governance in the UK?

Oliver Parry, senior adviser on corporate governance at the IoD, explores recent developments in corporate governance and predicts what might happen in the next few years in this area.

Economy 

Getting real about the business opportunities in emerging markets

James Sproule, Chief Economist and Director of Policy at the IoD, explores how quickly countries can develop economically and the concepts surrounding the phases of growth.

Retirement

Retirement – finally, a new dawn for pensions

Malcolm Small, Senior Financial Services Adviser at the IoD, reviews the latest research results from the IoD Policy Voice survey on pensions, and proposes the future direction for the next parliament.

Financing Infrastructure

Financing our future: infrastructure in an age of prolonged austerity

Dan Lewis, Senior Adviser on Infrastructure Policy at the IoD and Chief Executive of Future Energy Strategies and the Economic Policy Centre, reviews the outlook for UK infrastructure investment.

Tax Reforms

The OECD, the G20 & Corporation Tax Reforms

Stephen Herring, Head of Taxation at the IoD, explores the extent to which tax revenues from multinational companies have declined because of aggressive tax planning strategies, or whether this is more typically merely an effect of lower business profitability in the aftermath of the credit quake.

Returnships

Returnships: how the UK can lead the way in hiring returning execs

Lisa Buckingham, Senior Diversity Adviser at the IoD, explores how bringing female leaders back into the workforce after maternity leave can offer big advantages.

 
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