Managing a TUPE transfer

For someone confronted with a TUPE transfer for the first time, it can be a fraught and daunting process. If you have already been involved in a TUPE transfer then you will be aware of the headaches they can cause, regardless of whether you are buying or selling a business or have won or lost a contract.

As well as dealing with the tricky legal requirements which the parties must satisfy there are also many practical considerations and tasks to be dealt with such as preparing for the loss or arrival of staff.

Our Free TUPE Management guide will provide you with some valuable advice on managing TUPE transfers and avoiding many of the pitfalls that are present during the process.

What is a TUPE transfer?

TUPE stands for the Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulations 2006, a piece of legislation stemming from a European directive on the rights of employees when businesses or contracts are transferred from one owner to another.

What’s included in this TUPE guide?

  • Transfer of Undertakings
  • Service provision changes
  • What effect does TUPE have on a transfer?
  • Consultation process
  • Transfer of employment and protection of continuity of employment
  • Protection of terms and conditions of employment
  • Transfer of liability
  • Can you dismiss an employee who is transferring
  • Retaining valuable staff during the TUPE process – what you can/can’t do

Further advice and support

The above serves as an overview of the TUPE Regulations and how they impact businesses. There are various exceptions to the Regulations but it is always wise to assume that the rules apply until you have had professional advice.

Download our free TUPE Management guide for further information to guide your business through the TUPE transfer process.

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