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The Acas Council

Acas Council sets our strategic direction, policies and priorities, and makes sure that everything we do meets our agreed strategic objectives and targets. It consists of the Chair and eleven employer, trade union and independent members, appointed by the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy.

It also makes sure that we:

  • properly safeguard public funds and work as economically, efficiently and effectively as possible
  • respond promptly to public requests for information
  • operate sound environmental policies and practices
  • observe high standards of corporate governance at all times

Council members may not use any information learned through their Acas duties for personal gain or use their position to promote their private interests or those of anyone connected to them. Nor may they discuss or decide upon matters that affect them. They must declare any personal or business interests that might conflict with their responsibilities as Council members.

If you cannot find the information you are looking for on our website, you can email with questions about or for the Acas Council or its members.

Acas Council Members

Acas Council Summaries

The Acas Council meets every two months and is responsible for setting the overall strategic direction of Acas, for determining its priorities and for overseeing the development of Codes of Practice and guidance on workplace matters.

Below you will find summaries of Council meetings.