Policy events

Forthcoming policy events

Books for Breakfast: Judith Rodin – The Resilience Dividend
Tuesday 20th January 2015
7:50am-9:00am

Preparing for the future means building better cities. The world's leading expert Judtih Rodin tell us how in an informal discussion on her latest work.

Enduring Links? Boosting Britain’s business ties with Africa
Tuesday 20th January 2015
6:30pm-9:0pm

HRH Prince Ebrahim, one of Africa’s foremost investors and entrepreneurs, will be speaking about the future business relations between Britian and Africa – the world’s fastest growing continent.

Tech in 2015
Thursday 22nd January 2015
8:30am-10:00am

2015 promises to be a crucial year in the technology revolution taking place across the planet. Jimmy McLoughlin, the IoDs head of disruptive technology will assess the key milestones of 2015 and what we should be looking out for.

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.


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