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Transparency data

The government has set out the need for greater transparency across its operations to enable the public to hold public bodies and politicians to account. This includes commitments relating to public expenditure, intended to help achieve better value for money.

As part of the transparency agenda, government has made the following commitments.

  • All new central government ICT contracts over the value of £10,000 to be published in full online from July 2010.
  • All new central government tender documents for contracts over £10,000 to be published on a single website from September 2010, with this information to be made available to the public free of charge.
  • The job titles of every member of staff and the salaries and expenses of senior officials paid more than the lowest salary permissible in Pay Band 1 of the Senior Civil Service pay scale, and organograms that include all positions in those bodies from October 2010.
  • New items of Acas expenditure over £500 to be published online from November 2010.
  • All new central government contracts to be published in full from January 2011.
  • Statistics on promptness of payments made to suppliers to be published from April 2011.

Suppliers and those organisations transacting with or bidding for contracts with Acas should be aware that the resulting transaction or contract will be published. In some circumstances, limited redactions will be made to some contracts and transactions before they are published in order to comply with existing law.

Acas public spending

All of the following are available in CSV (Comma Separated Values) format:








Organisational structure

Pay (as of 30/09/2012)

Workforce information

Details of the Acas workforce can be found in data published on the BIS and websites:

Supplier prompt payments

In order to support the economy a long-established Government target has been to pay 95% of invoices from small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) within 30 calendar days of receipt. In a further bid to support SMEs this was reduced, with the new target being 80% of invoices to be paid within five working days from May 2010.

Acas aims to pay all invoices within this five working day target, irrespective of size; the performance reported is therefore inclusive of all payments to suppliers.

Information on Acas' performance in making payments to suppliers within the target can be accessed by clicking the links below.






The following should be noted in relation to the figures.

  • If an invoice has been correctly rendered but is placed in dispute, the time the invoice spends in dispute is not counted.
  • Payments to staff, foreign currency payments and grant payments are excluded from the figures.

Senior staff travel

Details of the travel and meetings of Acas' senior staff for the period are published here.

Civil Service People Survey

Acas participates in the annual Civil Service People Survey.

The People Survey is a single staff survey measuring employee engagement across the entire Civil Service. It is the largest of its kind in Britain, involving nearly 400,000 staff from across the Civil Service.

You can access Acas' survey results using the links below. The reports list all the questions asked in the survey and gives all the responses from Acas staff. It compares Acas' results with all organisations that took part in the survey, and with the highest performers.

You can also view results for the whole of the Civil Service on the Civil Service website