Institute of Directors



Scottish business organisations commit to fair work practices as Scotland faces COVID-19 recovery

Business groups, trades unions and leaders from local government and the third sector have committed to putting fair work at the heart of Scotland’s economic recovery.

Published 20 July 2020

IoD: 'Student loans' debt system would help ease coronavirus debt burden for UK firms in recovery

A debt repayment system similar to student loans payback schemes where companies only start repaying debt undertaken during the coronavirus crisis once they have turned a profit, has been proposed by the Institute of Directors (IoD) as critical to economic recovery. 

Published 3 June 2020

IoD: One in four firms unable to top up furlough pay after scheme cut back

One in four UK businesses using the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme have warned that they will not be able to top up salaries after the scheme is cut back in September, according to a new survey released by the Institute of Directors (IoD).

Published 28 May 2020

UK Government introduces Corporate Governance and Insolvency Bill

The UK Government has today introduced the Corporate Governance and Insolvency Bill in Parliament, which will put in place a series of measures to amend insolvency and company law to support businesses and to address the challenges resulting from the impact of coronavirus.

Published 21 May 2020

IoD: Gaps in coronavirus support for business need to be filled

The Institute of Directors (IoD) has called for help for companies and entrepreneurs currently 'falling through the cracks' of government support, as new figures underline the impact of the coronavirus outbreak on firms.

Published 1 April 2020

Directors urge government to relax insolvency rules to save businesses

Directors across the UK are asking the government for a temporary indemnity which allows them to keep technically insolvent firms in operation during the coronavirus pandemic without fear of legal action.

Published 26 March 2020

Scottish business confidence improves, but remains weakest in UK

The Business Barometer produced by Bank of Scotland has revealed that overall confidence in October was -3%, an improvement of 15 points from September.

Published 4 November 2019

Scottish business leaders recognised at IoD awards

Scottish business leaders Pauline Howie OBE and Robin Watson have been recognised by the Institute of Directors (IoD).

Published 21 October 2019

UK entrepreneurs are succeeding despite economic gloom, IoD finds

UK start-up founders are defying the economic gloom and have managed to grow their businesses within the last year, according to a new survey conducted by the Institute of Directors (IOD).

Published 10 October 2019

Malcolm Cannon begins role at Institute of Directors

Malcolm Cannon has begun his role as national director for Scotland at the Institute of Directors (IoD).

Published 17 September 2019

Scottish directors on National stage

Over eighty of the UK’s leading directors from across the country, including five from Scotland, have been shortlisted for the Institute of Directors’ annual Director of the Year Awards Finals.

Published 21 July 2016

IoD calls for interest rate hike ahead of 'next crisis'

The Institute of Directors (IoD) has called on the Bank of England's Monetary Policy Committee to start "normalising" interest rates.

Published 22 July 2015

CPI inflation rate falls to 0 per cent

Inflation as measured by the Consumer Prices Index (CPI) fell back to 0 per cent in June, according to the Office for National Statistics.

Published 14 July 2015