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Tools, Templates and Resources

We work closely with our advisers, their customers and other stakeholders to produce comment and analysis of organisational performance and working life issues. We use this information to improve our services and develop new ways to meet the changing requirements of UK workplaces.

In this section, you'll find resources designed for HR and employment relations experts, such as policy, research and discussion papers, and case studies.

This section also contains a number of tools, templates and checklists covering a range of employment and workplace matters. Our familiarity with best workplace practice and legislation, and the areas in which people often ask for help, make these tools reliable, practical and easy to use.

Some feedback on our what a customer thought of our website:

"As a new small business your website has provided me with invaluable information for employment legislation and contract details, and for free! It's explained in simple steps and clear language which make it very straightforward compared to other sites. I'm sure I will return to the site frequently. Thank you."

Director, Kitchen Specialist

Acas Model Workplace

Acas' free online tool - the Acas Model Workplace - is designed to help organisations check that they have the right people management policies in place.

Of those who have used the Acas online tool, more than a quarter (28%) said that it had made them aware of an area where their organisation was not complying with the law (through incorrect people policies and procedures).

A lot of employers don't realise that they are following out-of-date practices. Or that they need to introduce new policies to comply with employment legislation. Further findings from the survey of employers show that 55% actively changed practices based on what they found when using the Acas Model Workplace tool.

This tool is free to use. Why not take a few minutes to check your policies and procedures today.

Try the Acas Model Workplace.

Acas Helpline Online tool: ask a question

The automated system below learns from your questions and, as more people use it, will get better at providing the most relevant answer to your query.  We will be tracking any un-answered questions and, in each case, considering whether to add them to the system to help it fit your needs as closely as possible.

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Call Acas Helpline for advice

If you can't find the answers you need online, you can speak to an Acas Helpline adviser in person.

Some feedback about our Helpline from users:

"Acas is invaluable. We have had lots of HR issues and nobody else to ask"

"Everything that I have asked Acas on the Helpline, they have informed us correctly and in full"

Find out more about the Acas Helpline or call 0300 123 1100.

Update: Acas Age Audit tool

The Acas Age Audit tool has been removed from our website and is no longer available for use. If you would like to discuss issues relating to age discrimination in your workplace and related support available from Acas, please contact us via our Customer contact form.

Have you been approached by anyone claiming to be working in association with Acas?

If you think you have we've provided some advice and guidance on what to do and what to look out for to avoid Acas imitators.