In April 2011 the Cabinet Office announced that all non-departmental public bodies (NDPBs) still in existence following the reforms brought about by the Public Bodies Act would be substantively reviewed at least once every 3 years.
This document sets out the findings of the Triennial Review of the Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service (Acas). It describes the purpose of triennial reviews and the review process. The findings are based on feedback from stakeholders and analysis of a range of evidence on Acas activities and impact.
The review looked at the main functions of Acas, how these contributed to Acas and BIS core business. It then considered whether the functions are still needed and alternative delivery options. Finally it looked at the control and governance arrangements to ensure that Acas is operating in line with recognised principles of good corporate governance.