TUPE is an acronym for the Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulations 2006. Although the detail of the regulations can seem rather complex and technical, the underlying purpose is very straightforward. The rules simply aim to protect employees if the business they work for changes hands.

This guide covers everything you need to know about TUPE transfers, detailing the relevant legislation and how it applies, using example scenarios and relevant case law to bring the law to life. As well as the essential steps involved in managing TUPE transfers, the guide also looks at related issues such as pensions, redundancies and objections to transfer. The guide includes checklists for each stage of TUPE transfers, along with a glossary of essential terms and an outline of financial exposure for TUPE-related claims.

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The key stages of a TUPE transfer

The key stages of a TUPE transfer:
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