Transfers of Undertakings (TUPE)

The Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulations (TUPE) preserve employees' terms and conditions when a business or undertaking, or part of one, is transferred to a new employer.

In February 2006, the DTI published a response document summarising the outcome of the 2005 consultation on draft TUPE Regulations. The revised Regulations were laid before Parliament on 7 February, and the DTI has published an RIA on those new Regulations. A copy of the revised Regulations is available on the OPSI website.

For a guide to the new regulations governing the transfer of undertakings please see:

Employment rights on the transfer of an undertaking: a guide to the 2006 TUPE regulations for employees, employers and representatives