Policy events

Forthcoming policy events

100 Leading Ladies: Who are they and what they can tell us?
Wednesday 4th March 2015
18:30-20:30

The leaders of IWF UK and the IoD invite you to a special joint member event with photographer, Nancy Honey who will be talking about her '100 Leading Ladies' project.

In conversation with George Freeman MP, Minister for Life Sciences
Monday 23rd March 2015
08:00-10:00

IoD Chief Economist and Director of Policy James Sproule welcomes George Freeman MP, Minister for Life Sciences, in our latest In Conversation Event.

Kimbal Musk at the IoD
Monday 23rd March 2015
18:30-20:00

The globally renowned venture capitalist and environmentalist Kimbal Musk will be at the IoD on the evening of 23rd March to discuss his remarkable journey from tech entrepreneur to social impact investor.

Pre-election Economic Briefing
Tuesday 24th March 2015
08:30-10:00

The 2015 election is shaping up to be one of the most unpredictable for years. As the parties prepare to launch manifestos and make their final bids for votes, how important is the economic landscape? Does the health of the economy still determine elections? And if so, which parties stand to benefit?

The AGM season: Good Governance in Practice?
Thursday 23rd April 2015
08:30-10:00

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.


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