Mandatory ACAS early conciliation statistics

Early Conciliation was introduced in April 2014 and became mandatory from 6th May 2014. ACAS has recently published the following preliminary statistics...

Between April and June 2014, 17,000 requests were made during this period. Of these, 3% of initial contact was made by the employer as opposed to the employee.

16.5% of the 11,000 cases which both began and ended their early conciliation during this quarter resulted in a successful settlement. And a further 19% of employees told ACAS they were not proposing to take the matter further.

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