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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.
4 Dec 2020
The Government’s furlough scheme, large-scale redundancies, safe working concerns and the rise of flexible working will have a big impact...
1 Oct 2020
One in three firms are likely to make redundancies over the next three months, but many admit they are unaware...
24 Sep 2020
Employers must “exhaust all possible alternatives” before making redundancies, a joint statement from Acas, the Confederation of British Industry and...
17 Sep 2020
The government is relaxing the rules around employment tribunals to allow more hearings to be held online in an effort...
18 Aug 2020
Social media has grown in use exponentially since Facebook was launched 16 years ago, and so has the risk to...
5 Aug 2020
Conciliation service Acas has experienced a marked increase in calls to its helpline on the subject of redundancy during the...
24 Jul 2020
Demoting employees as part of a restructuring programme may offer a more favourable alternative to redundancies, but employers need to...
27 May 2020
Employers are turning their attention to a host of novel HR issues coming over the horizon.
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...