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Acas early conciliation period extended

Before submitting a claim, a prospective claimant must contact Acas, which will attempt to resolve the dispute. The claimant requires an early conciliation certificate to submit a claim. From 1 December 2020 the time period for early conciliation has been increased from one month to six weeks, while the option for Acas to extend the early conciliation period by up to 14 days has been removed.