Freedom of Information

The Freedom of Information Act encourages public authorities to make as much information as possible available to the public. We do this by listing all of the information we make available and where you can find it.

You can request information if it is not linked and cannot be found on our website.

Requesting information

Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, we are unable to answer any letters sent through the post, so please email us. There may be a delay responding to you, but we’ll try to get back to you as quickly as we can.

We do not charge for Freedom of Information (FOI) requests.

You can email your request to foi@acas.org.uk.

Find out what to include in a FOI request on GOV.UK.

Who we are and what we do 

We can share information on who we are and what we do including:

What we spend and how we spend it

We can share information on how we're funded, what we spend and how we spend it including:

What our priorities are and how we are doing

We can share information about our vision, our aims and how we're doing including:

  • our purpose and aims
  • impact assessments
  • performance statistics
  • internal and external performance reviews

How we make decisions

We can share information on how we make decisions and what our policy decisions are including:

Our policies and procedures 

We can share information on our policies and procedures, including information on:

  • our privacy policy 
  • complaints procedures 
  • delivering our services 
  • records management and data policies 
  • recruiting and employing staff 

The Civil Service Code is available on GOV.UK.

Lists and registers 

We can share information on our lists and registers including:

  • register of gifts and hospitality 
  • Freedom of Information Act disclosure log

The services we offer 

We can share information on our services including:

  • the Acas helpline – advice on employment law and workplace relations
  • advice – online advice for employers and employees
  • dispute resolution – how we can help to resolve workplace disputes
  • training – online and bespoke training courses and webinars