Acas Early Conciliation maintains strong start

11 March 2015

New statistics show that the Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service (Acas) Early Conciliation service dealt with over 60,000 cases from April to December 2014.

Workplace expert, Acas, has published its third quarter update on Early Conciliation which shows that the service dealt with 60,855 cases from 6 April until the end of December 2014.

Last year, the law changed so that anyone thinking of making an Employment Tribunal claim had to contact Acas first. Acas then tries to resolve the dispute quickly without the need for legal action through its free Early Conciliation service.

The statistics published show that the service has continued its successful start and around 1,800 people contacted Acas per week between October to December 2014.

Acas Chief Executive, Anne Sharp, said:

"Early Conciliation has continued to maintain its strong start and has given us the chance to help more people resolve their disputes early.

Our conciliation experts dealt with a record number of notifications over this period, we believe this increase is due to the impact of holiday pay overtime claims."

Follow this link for further details on Early Conciliation.