At the Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service (Acas), we exist to make working life better for everyone in Britain. We are a trusted, independent and impartial public body providing advice and support on all workplace issues to improve productivity and fairness, and reduce workplace conflict, which costs businesses nearly £30 billion every year.
Acas works with millions of employers and employees every year to improve workplace relationships, so we know how to help you get it right. Healthy working relationships are critical not just to the success of workplaces and the economy, but also because they allow people to flourish and find meaning, purpose and fulfilment at work.
We help resolve workplace problems by thinking first about the people involved, and giving them the skills to have open and honest, and sometimes difficult conversations. We help prevent disputes before they happen with training, advice and in-house specialist support; and resolve them when they arise through our dispute resolution services, which give those involved the opportunity to find solutions to prevent large scale disruptive industrial action, and avoid costly, time-consuming employment tribunals.
Acas is governed by an independent council representing employers, trade unions, and independents. We work closely with partners, including in Government, business, the trade union movement, thinktanks and charities to increase awareness of good working practices and to think about the future of workplaces.
Together, we make working life better for everyone in Britain.