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Knowledge. Guidance. Support.

Those writing the history books for 2019 will not be short of material. While this provides plenty of room for heated debate, for business there is one thing lacking – certainty.

Be it the outcome of Brexit, fluctuations in global economies or new rules around pensions or digital tax returns - challenges and questions abound. At the IoD we recognise that these are not ‘normal’ times and, if the heart of the UK economy is to keep beating strongly, then support, knowledge and guidance is fundamental. Only businesses that are up to date, have their finger on the pulse and are well connected will thrive.

Over the coming weeks and months we will bring you the latest news on how Brexit may impact your business, resources to help you adapt to changing regulations, opportunities to connect with like-minded business leaders and the tools you and your workforce need to turn uncertainty into opportunity.

While no one can predict the future, we have just what business needs to flourish in times like these because, whatever the circumstances, here at the IoD – We Back Business.

Business Planning for Brexit guide

Business Planning for Brexit guide

The IoD’s Europe and Trade team, led by Allie Renison, has authored Business Planning for Brexit, a guide covering a wide range of areas that are likely to impact you and your company.

As well as exploring the three key business topics of goods, services, and people, the document provides a list of upcoming Brexit milestones to look out for and a checklist of questions your business should investigate.

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Raising finance through business angels

Business angels are wealthy, entrepreneurial individuals who provide capital in return for a proportion of your company’s shares.

They take a high personal risk in the expectation of owning part of a growing and successful business. Read this factsheet to find out how to identify, pitch to and secure business angels for your organisation.

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Controls over directors' powers

The powers given to the board by a company are wide-ranging.

The law on directors’ duties was transformed by the Companies Act 2006, which codified the common law and equitable principles for the first time. The seven general duties are applicable to directors of all public and private companies as well as holding and subsidiary companies.

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IoD Business and Politics Round-Up

Denmark has appointed a leftist government and its youngest ever Prime Minister, as 41 year-old Mette Frederiksen from the Social Democrats takes on the premiership.

A general election earlier this month resulted in a bloc of five left-leaning opposition parties winning a majority, prompting centre-right Prime Minister Lars Lokke Rasmussen to step down.

Support for the Social Democrats declined somewhat since the previous election, but Frederiksen received allied parties’ backing to form a one-party minority government.

Denmark is the third Nordic country this year to elect a left-leaning government, after social democratic parties in Finland and Sweden succeeded in their respective general elections.

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Learn anytime, anywhere

Access our new cutting-edge digital platform that puts you in control of your learning, offering you an opportunity to learn, benchmark and connect on the go with the IoD Academy app and website.

Learn wherever and whenever you want with the Digital Academy. Create your very own, continuous professional development (CPD) plan using the IoD Academy’s self-assessment tool so you’ll know what you’ll need in order to achieve your goals, focus on the areas important to you and follow your progress on the CPD tracker.

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IoD Open House Roadshow

IoD Open House on the road

The need to innovate through inclusive and unconventional thinking has never been more important. Our showpiece event for business leaders – IoD Open House – is going on the road this year, giving you the chance to learn from, and network with, some of the business world’s greatest thought leaders. With collaborative learning and inspirational presentations to ensure you are well prepared for what’s around the corner, these events are not to be missed.

Choose from events based on three core themes – Global, Connected and Inclusive business – and join the conversation.

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