Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service (ACAS), United Kingdom

Dispute resolution for labour related disputes in the United Kingdom


The Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service (Acas) is a non-departmental public body of the Government of the United Kingdom. It is independent of government and governed by a Council made up of leading figures from business, unions, independent sectors and academics. Acas is organized through 11 regional centers throughout the United Kingdom and has a national office in London.

The aim of Acas is to improve employment relations by providing information, advice and training, and working together with employers and employees to solve problems and improve performance.

The dispute resolution services offered by Acas include mediation, conciliation and the Acas Arbitration Scheme.

Who can access it? 

Acas offers services for dealing with disputes between groups of workers, their representatives and the employers. Acas also deals with disputes where individuals claim their employer has denied them a legal right.


Visit the Acas website for more information.

Last edited: 
May, 2013

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