One of the central missions of the IoD is to represent the views of its members to government, campaigning for the big decisions that will deliver the business environment they need to thrive.

What is Policy Voice?

Launched in June 2008, Policy Voice is the IoD's authoritative public policy panel. Through a programme of short monthly online surveys and quarterly discussion forums, Policy Voice connects over 3000 members directly to the IoD Policy and Parliamentary Affairs Team, allowing directors to shape the IoD's approach to the key business issues affecting their organisations.

Policy Voice survey data underpins the policy reports and consultation responses the IoD publishes on members' behalf, and informs the regular dialogue with ministers, government officials and other key influencers undertaken by the Director General and Policy and Parliamentary Affairs Team. Survey results are also regularly cited in the media. Keep up to date with the effect of your Policy Voice input: The Policy Voice survey results and research feed into monthly articles on, in Director magazine and in regular blog posts on

How to join

Membership of Policy Voice is only open to current members of the IoD. To take part, simply complete a brief profile survey.

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Once registered, and your membership details have been verified, you will start to receive invitations to take part in the monthly surveys.

Thank you in advance for your interest in joining - and for your support in helping the IoD make the business voice heard.

Policy Voice 2015: A year in review

Policy Voice had an eventful year in 2015, with several hundred new members joining the panel and over 1,000 members taking part in each monthly survey. The responses have been taken to the heart of government with the views of members landing in the inboxes of key decision makers in Westminster and across the country now summarised in our 2015 review which you can download below.

Download review here

Policy Voice named European Panel of the Year 2012!

Policy Voice, the IoD’s public policy panel, has been named 'European Panel of the Year 2012' in the annual awards programme run by international market research agency Vision Critical.

The competition selected regional winners from the agency’s 500 online panels worldwide. Policy Voice saw off competition from ASDA, CBS Outdoor and the Discovery Channel to land the European award, and was also shortlisted for the overall global award.

The judges commented: “It was great to see a panel which showed so much passion and enthusiasm. It was evident that members’ opinions were used not only to drive policy changes in Government and the media, but improvements to the panel itself. Policy Voice showed dedication to continue to develop the panel, both in the short term and long term, and demonstrated innovative ways of recruiting and engaging. The IoD was an easy choice as winner!”

Vision Critical Summit winnerMike Harris, Head of Policy Development at the IoD, said: “Being recognised as 'best in class' is testament to the outstanding input members give us every month. Policy Voice is vital to the fulfilment of the IoD’s mission to represent members to the highest levels – the panel allows us to deliver their views into Downing Street, Parliament and the national media. But we couldn’t do any of this without the members who give so generously of their time. A huge thanks to everyone on the panel.”

Read the Vision Critical announcement

Mike Harris
Policy Voice panel manager Mike Harris receiving the European Panel of the Year award from Vision Critical UK Managing Director Mike Stevens (London, September 2012).
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Policy Voice presentation together with Karen Orford, Vision Critical Account Manager (London, September 2012).

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Global Panel of the Year finalists 2012 (New York, October 2012).

The IoD’s Alexander Ehmann and Mike Harris are congratulated by Vision Critical’s Group CEO Scott Miller (New York, October 2012).


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