Acas is an independent public body that receives funding from the government.
We provide free and impartial advice to employers, employees and their representatives on:
- employment rights
- best practice and policies
- resolving workplace conflict
When things go wrong, we help to resolve workplace disputes between employers and employees.
Free Acas services
To get advice on employment law and workplace relations you can:
Getting help to resolve a workplace dispute
We offer talks to try and make a legal agreement without going to an employment tribunal.
We offer talks to help a group of employees and their employer reach an agreement.
Arbitration is when a third party makes a decision on a case after hearing both sides of the dispute. It's used for cases of alleged unfair dismissal or claims under the flexible working legislation.
Our training includes:
Paid for Acas services
Mediation is when a third party talks to both sides in a work dispute (usually about working relationships) to try to reach an agreement.
Training and support
We also provide tailored support for your workplace to help you:
- manage organisational change
- run workshops and focus groups
- carry out employee surveys and set up employee forums
- bring your management and staff representatives together to solve problems
How our services are performing
Our annual report and accounts
The annual report, facts and figures tables and financial statements set out Acas's activities and achievements to help workplaces in England, Scotland and Wales during the financial year 1 April 2019 to 31 March 2020.
Our service evaluations
We commission regular independent evaluations of Acas's advisory and dispute resolution services and our impact on the British economy.
Acas panel of independent experts
We have a legal duty to maintain a panel of independent experts to assist on equal value cases at employment tribunals, when required.