Acas plans to cut length of conciliation periods

The
UK’s Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service (Acas) has set out its
plans to introduce a fixed period of conciliation for most employment tribunal
claims.

New
draft regulations from the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) are set to
limit the period of time in which Acas has a statutory obligation to
conciliate.

The
move is designed to cut down on wasted resources that are spent preparing for
hearings that are settled at the last minute.

The
current draft of the regulations would limit conciliation time to seven weeks
for fast-track claims and 13 weeks for most other claims.

www.dti.gov.uk/er

By Ross Wigham

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