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Acas sets out three year plan to improve the World of Work

Tuesday 11 October 2005

Acas today published its corporate plan which outlines its strategic aims and plans for improving employment relations in Britain. The Acas plan of action to 2007/08 explains how future services, resources and targets will contribute to getting it right in the workplace.

Corporate Plan 2005/06 - 2007/08

The report highlights Acas' continuing role in developing resources and good practice in the employment relations field:

* Acas' role in improving productivity and performance, in particular the launch of  and proposals for a national workforce development programme

* Initiatives Acas is taking forward to respond to the growing demand, especially on the part of SMEs, for information and advice that is independent and impartial as well as authoritative

* The significance Acas is attaching to managing diversity - women, older workers, ethnic minorities and migrant workers will make up an increasing proportion of the workforce over the coming years

* The help that Acas is giving to public services in managing the large programme of change under way.

John Taylor, Acas Chief Executive said

'Acas' strategic plans for the next three years show how we intend to use our unique knowledge and experience of employment relations to make both business performance and working life better.

'Acas is ideally placed to help organisations and individuals respond to the every day practical issues arising from the employment relationship and make employment relations a key ingredient of workplace success.'

Note to Editors

1. Acas is an independent statutory body which aims to improve organisations and working life through better employment relations. We provide up-to-date information, independent advice, high quality training and we work with employers and employees to solve problems and improve performance.

2. Copies of pdf icon Corporate Plan 2005/06 - 2007/08 [145kb] Improving the world of work are available from our  site.