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Acas stands for Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service. The aim of Acas is to improve organisations and working life through better employment relations. They help with employment relations by supplying up-to-date information, independent advice and high quality training, and working with employers and employees to solve problems and improve performance.
Although largely funded by the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS), Acas is a non-departmental body, governed by an independent Council. This allows them to be independent, impartial and confidential.
11 Jul 2017
Any much-anticipated report is likely to divide opinion, and the Taylor Review of Modern Working Practices is no different. Rob...
7 Jul 2017
Many “gig economy” workers are confused about employment status and fear that raising concerns about it could affect their job...
17 May 2017
The Labour Party’s official manifesto has been released today and includes some of the most radical changes to employment legislation...
21 Apr 2017
New guidance on workplace dress codes will be published by the Government, but
28 Feb 2017
Conciliation service Acas has issued new guidance to help employers understand gig economy working, on the back of the ongoing...
1 Feb 2017
The Ministry of Justice (MoJ) has published its review of the controversial introduction of employment tribunal fees.
It concluded that,...
30 Jan 2017
Acas and the Government Equalities Office have published guidance on how businesses can calculate and report their gender pay gap....
6 Oct 2016
To coincide with National Dyslexia Week, Acas has published research on policies and practices which can help staff with neurological...
4 Oct 2016
XpertHR consultant editor Darren Newman maintains that the Acas early conciliation service provides no real substitute for dealing with claims...
11 Aug 2016
More than nine in 10 collective agreements met through Acas conciliation were fully implemented in the workplace, the advice service...
7 Jul 2016
The Department of Health has said it will phase in the new contract for junior doctors from October, despite doctors’...
20 Jun 2016
A committee of MPs has concluded that the introduction of employment tribunal fees has had a “significant adverse impact” on...
23 May 2016
Early conciliation has helped to avoid seven out of 10 potential employment tribunal hearings, Acas has found.
The workplace conciliation...
16 Nov 2015
An Acas study has revealed that workplace bullying is becoming more common across the UK and many employees are too afraid to speak up.