March 2016 - Survey Chart

The February Policy Voice survey addressed the topics of older entrepreneurs and the apprenticeship levy. Below are some of the survey highlights:

• 63% have considered starting their own business
• 62% found setting up their most recent business as easy
• Decisions to retire driven by: financial comfort (48%) and travel & leisure (43%)
• 78% would collaborate with an entrepreneur older than themselves
• 15% say the apprenticeship levy will affect spending decisions, and 4% their recruitment decisions

Source: Institute of Directors (IoD) Policy Voice Survey – February 2016