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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.
19 May 2020
Acas chief executive Susan Clews outlines some of the key points from its new mental health guidance and highlights some...
15 May 2020
Acas has appointed Clare Chapman, a member of the Low Pay Commission who formerly held senior HR roles at BT...
6 May 2020
Employers need to consider whether it is fair or reasonable to conduct a disciplinary or grievance procedure while staff are...
13 Mar 2020
Airlines and manufacturers are having to lay-off staff but how easy is this, particularly as different rules and agreements govern relationships with employees in different countries.
19 Feb 2020
Acas has published advice for employers on dealing with the new coronavirus outbreak, including how to handle employees who have...
2 Dec 2019
South Western Railway (SWR) workers today began a 27-day strike – thought to be the longest in the history of...
8 Oct 2019
Could fairness at work be the Trojan horse that brings individual conflict management back into the board room? Acas chair Sir Brendan Barber explains.
4 Aug 2019
The employment tribunal is not something any employer particularly relishes. Omar Khalil provides some expert advice for HR professionals facing...
23 Jul 2019
British Airways is seeking an injunction to stop pilots launching strike action over pay...
22 Jul 2019
Demand for early conciliation services has risen by 21% compared with last year, according to the latest annual report from...
22 Jul 2019
The government has announced legislation to address the misuse of non-disclosure agreements (NDAs) in the workplace – including clauses designed...
6 Feb 2019
Faced with an uncertain economy and little control over external events, employees seek fairness and “good work”. Susan Clews, the...
4 Sep 2018
XpertHR’s consultant editor Darren Newman looks at a recent decision highlighting the potential danger in proceeding with a disciplinary hearing...
20 Jul 2018
Acas has seen a 39% jump in the number of cases that have gone to an employment tribunal since fees...