Everything you need to know about TUPE in 500 words

After many promises and debates, and much activity, the TUPE regime is changing (in the main) on 31 January 2014. The changes are less fundamental than originally planned and only a handful will have a practical impact on businesses. This briefing acts as a speed-read summary of the key points you need to know about.

Transferees will be able to begin consultation on post-transfer collective redundancies before the transfer. The period of consultation can begin to run pre-transfer. A transferee may elect to end the consultation early, but will not be able to restart it again before the transfer. And while the transferor must agree to the consultation, it is not obliged to provide information or assistance (and any refusal on its part will not afford a defence to the transferee)…

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