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Influence Government

Policy Voice enables you to make your voice heard through monthly surveys on key business issues.

Launched in 2008 to help fulfil the terms of our Royal Charter, Policy Voice seeks IoD members’ opinions on the issues that matter to directors, including Brexit, regulation, skills and the economy.

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Your responses are key to forming IoD policy, and shared directly with the people that matter in Government. Described as 'a closely watched poll' by The Times' Business Editor, your input makes an impact in the public debate.

Policy Voice participants - now numbering over 3,000 members - receive invitations to exclusive events and feedback on how the figures have been used. Watch the video below to find out more about how Policy Voice works and some of the wins we have achieved.


Policy Voice members making their mark in the corridors of power

Over recent years, we have successfully presented directors' views to government, with changes in many different areas with the help of Policy Voice members. Find out more.

During the coronavirus crisis, we have direct contact with the people that matter in government, securing legal protections for company directors and wider business support. Our current summary of the status of directors' priorities can be read here.

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Policy Voice in the press

Policy Voice survey results often attract attention not only by policy makers, but also by the national newspapers. Here are some examples of how Policy Voice members’ input has made a difference in the past:

‘A closely-watched poll by the Institute of Directors reveals that confidence among British business leaders has grown to its highest level since March’ - The Times

‘A weak outlook for the economy is holding businesses back from making investments, according to a new survey of business directors.’ - City A.M.

‘The chancellor should enhance tax breaks for investment to bolster confidence among businesses at a time when optimism about the future is falling, the Institute of Directors has claimed.’ - The Times

‘A snap poll of 700 members of the Institute of Directors found a "dramatic drop" in confidence following the hung parliament.’ - BBC News

‘A poll of almost 700 business leaders conducted in the immediate aftermath of last week’s general election reveals a dramatic drop in business confidence and major concerns relating to political uncertainty.’ - The Independent

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