Forthcoming policy events
Mental Wellbeing at Work
Thursday 5th February 2015
Overwhelmed employees are one of today’s most pressing business challenges, and yet the pressure to deliver more with less is unrelenting. It has never been more important for businesses to develop the welfare of their people.
Winmark’s 2015 All-Network Pre-Election Briefing Breakfast
Friday 6th February 2015
Simon Walker, IoD Director General, will chair the breakfast, which will include insights from Peter Kellner, President of YouGov, and another leading election commentator. The event will look towards the election in May and examine ways in which businesses should prepare to capitalise on opportunities and mitigate threats in the new business landscape. There will be a Q & A session towards the end.
Financial Services, Financial Stability, Capital Markets Union: What’s Next in the EU?
Tuesday 10th February 2015
Join the IoD for an afternoon discussion with European Commission Director General Jonathan Faull about the EU’s priorities for the financial sector over the next five years.
100 Leading Ladies: Who are they and what they can tell us?
Wednesday 4th March 2015
The leaders of IWF UK and the IOD invite you to a special joint member event and private view of 100 Leading Ladies book launch and exhibition at the IOD.
Economic Policy Update
Tuesday 24th March 2015
The IoD’s Chief Economist and Director of Policy, James Sproule, continues a series of breakfast events keeping IoD members up to date on business policy issues.
The AGM season: Good Governance in Practice?
Thursday 23rd April 2015
A look ahead to what we can expect from the 2015 AGM season and which companies will be under the spotlight.
Presentation slides from past policy events
Business Ethnicity Summit
A discussion of policies and initiatives that could broaden diversity in corporate Britain and encourage UK business to access and promote business talent from ethnic minority groups. Download the Diversity Matters report.
IoD Policy update - Economy & Pensions
On 10 September the IoD’s Chief Economist and Director of Policy, James Sproule, and the IoD’s Senior Adviser for Financial Services Policy, will continue a series of monthly breakfast events with the objective of keeping IoD members up to date on current business policy issues. The event will take place at 116 Pall Mall at 8.00 for 8.30am and will finish by 9.45am. Booking is on a first-come-first-served basis.
Helping IoD members comply with automatic enrolment into pension saving
On 13 May the IoD, in conjunction with Scottish Widows, held a seminar on implementing automatic enrolment pensions. During 2014 and 2015 many small- and medium-sized employers must automatically enrol their employees into a pension scheme. Small employers whose staging dates are in 2015 should also be planning now to fulfil their new duties. An expert speaker panel, including Malcolm Small, the IoD’s senior adviser on pensions policy, and Charles Counsell, executive director of the Pensions Regulator, provided guidance on the topic.
Economic policy update
The IoD’s Chief Economist and Director of Policy, James Sproule, kicked off a new series of free monthly breakfast events with the objective of keeping IoD members up to date on current business policy issues. The presentation slides from this event can be seen below.
Making automatic enrolment work - Where have we got to, and what do we need to fix?
Commencing in October 2012 with the very largest companies, over the next few years ALL employers, regardless of size, will be required by law to offer a good-quality pension scheme, and contribute to it on behalf of their employees.