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TUPE regulations

TUPE regulations

The Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulations (TUPE) are intended to protect employees against changes to their contracts or being dismissed when their employer changes, for example by means of sale of business, privatisation, or contracting out.

From 31 January 2014, new regulations came into effect which amended the previous TUPE rules, and workers now have fewer rights when there is a change of employer. Our Employment Law Update number 367 summarises the new regulations.

Members can also watch a video showing a presentation given by one of our legal officers in April 2014 about the changes.

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Screenshot from TUPE video presentation

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Members' guide: 15 TUPE regulations   info
On 31 January 2014, new regulations on the Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) – known as TUPE – came into effect. These regulations updated the TUPE 2006 regulations which were designed to safeguard employees’ rights when a business or organisation transfers to a new employer.
 12 November 2014