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Surveys & Management Library

Increase your awareness of business issues and alternative solutions through our survey findings and event reports.

Be challenged and inspired by ideas that make you pause

Show that your strategy is supported by the latest thinking

Explore alternative perspectives when making choices to ensure that a wide range of options are being considered


Survey findings

The Forum conducts regular surveys. Recent ones include:

Sector trends - July 2019
The Forum’s 12th Sector Trends tracker was conducted on 8/9 July 2019. The primary purpose of the series is to provide a reliable benchmark for sector firms and Government. More...

Apprenticeship Levy
Produced for BEIS and the Minister for Business and Industry
The Apprenticeship Levy has doubled the number of apprentices at professional firms. However, it is unpopular with 40% of firms that pay the Levy not receiving anything back, and 46% more administrative apprentices likely to be employed if regulation of the scheme were to be simplified. More...

Brexit update
Produced for the House of Lords EU internal market sub-committee
The Forum’s second Brexit survey has discovered that 77% of UK professional firms are currently analysing the likely impact of hard and soft Brexit on the UK’s largest sector, with 20% of contingency plans already being implemented. More...

Struggling with strategy
Jointly with FTI Consulting
A survey of more than 200 Forum members reveals that although “strategy” is regarded as the second most important area of expertise when advising clients, many firms are giving little attention to their own strategies. This neglect of an essential element of running a business could well have serious consequences. More...

Women in leadership
Forum research confirms that professional firms are taking a lead in supporting women in leadership roles. A number already exceed the 33% target set by Women on Boards. The report looks at what firms are doing and how. We also look at best practice on supporting the women in leadership pipeline, and ask what the corporate world can learn from the professions. More...


Event reports

The Forum organises over 50 member-only events annually as an inclusive member benefit. These include quarterly Summits, Group meetings and ‘Management Team Together’ sessions.

Recent event reports include: