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Triennial Review of Acas

The Department of Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) announced on 22 March 2012 that it will carry out a Triennial Review of Acas, starting in March 2012. You can access the Written Ministerial Statement about the Review from the House of Commons library.

John Taylor, Acas Chief Executive said:

    "Acas has a strong track record in delivering high quality, cost effective services. 
    While we expect the review will be challenging, it will be another opportunity for 
    us to demonstrate our contribution to the British economy and to focus on making 
    further improvements in the way we deliver our services to customers and ensure 
    we continue to offer the taxpayer excellent value for money.

    Acas has been subject of reviews in the past, the most recent of which was the 
    Government's public value programme in 2010."

The Cabinet Office has stipulated that every Non Departmental Public Body (NDPB) is subject to a review by its parent department every three years. Acas will be the first of such bodies to go through the review process, which will look at its function, form and governance.