Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service (Acas)

Practical, independent and impartial advice to help UK employers, employees and their representatives, enabling people to work together more effectively and avoid disputes and other forms of conflict in the workplace.

Services offered include:


Before You Start

The Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service (Acas) is largely funded by the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS); however, it is a non-departmental body, governed by an independent Council. This allows Acas to be independent, impartial and confidential. Founded in 1975, Acas works with people in organisations of every size and type.

Acas aims to improve organisations and working life through better employment relations. It helps with employment relations by supplying up-to-date information, independent advice and training, and working with employers and employees to solve problems and improve performance.


Although there are no specific exclusions cited within the programme guidelines, those wishing to apply are advised to liaise with the funding provider in the first instance to discuss eligibility.

What You Need To Know

Key Criteria

UK employers or an employees can get free advice from Acas. Employers might also be interested in Acas'r more specialised services, including training, workplace projects, conciliation and mediation.

Match Funding

Match funding is not a stipulated requirement of this programme.

Eligible Expenditure

Not applicable.

How To Apply


The service is available at any time and not subject to deadlines.

Frequency: Rolling programme.

Link to guidelines:

Useful information:

Further advice and assistance with submitting an application may be sought directly from Acas.