Manifesto for Business A policy roadmap for the next UK Government

Ahead of the forthcoming General Election, we have launched our Manifesto for Business – A Policy Roadmap for the next UK Government.

The Manifesto puts forward policy recommendations relating to key areas of concern for IoD members. These include the UK’s growth and productivity outlook, skills shortages, the net zero transition, exporting challenges and the UK corporate governance framework.

Key measures proposed by the IoD include:

  • An industrial strategy to provide a more stable and predictable framework for business investment.
  • An independent skills shortages agency to assess the UK’s current and future skills needs.
  • Using corporation tax to provide a financial incentive for companies to invest in skills shortage areas and the achievement of net zero.
  • Reform of the Companies Act to reflect the key role that directors play in modern society.
  • Enhanced training for directors about to take up their first role on the boards of major companies.

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