Influencing

Influence in the corridors of power

The IoD represents its members and advance the case for business in government, Parliament, the media and other influential forums. 

Areas of influence

The UK's prosperity depends on enterprise and it is imperative that the views of directors are heard. We exert our influence in all matters of economic and public policy:

  • By taking a position in the media (both nationally and locally)
  • Through direct discussion with Ministers and civil servants
  • Through written responses to consultation documents and production of research and policy papers

Policy Voice

Our positions are developed through regular consultation with members. We conduct monthly surveys on key business issues via our award-winning online panel, Policy Voice. Please join to ensure your voice is heard.

Latest publications

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Big Picture

The IoD quarterly journal, Big Picture, keeps you up to date with the foremost thinkers on public policy and provides you with relevant and well-researched commentary on current and emerging business issues.

More Big Picture publications

Other things which may interest you

  • IoD Press Office

    Press releases

    Get the latest news, views and press releases on issues that concern the business community from the IoD Press Office. 

  • Policy papers

    Policy papers

    Access a wide range of research, policy papers, surveys, and written responses to consultation documents on the issues which are of most concern to business.

  • Policy events

    Policy events

    View the latest IoD policy events offering help, advice and information to benefit you and your business.

  • Policy Unit

    Policy Unit

    Learn how the IoD represents its members and advances the case for business in government, parliament, the media and other influential forums.


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