The July Policy Voice survey addressed the topics of taxation, pay rises, the state of the economy and migrant entrepreneurs. Below are some of the survey highlights:

  • 80% think we should abolish import tariffs in return for others abolishing similar duties on UK exports
  • 78% agree to delay beyond 2020 eliminating fiscal deficit as a result of Brexit
  • 43% are cautious about the outlook for the overall economy, but 46% are optimistic about the outlook for their primary organisation over next year
  • 49% see no change in business investment outlook while 24% are looking to increase and 25% to decrease
  • If revenues fall, IoD members’ first actions would be: seek out new customers (62%), reduce regular running costs (57%)


Source: July 2016 Policy Voice Survey, IoD