TUPE changes in force

The Collective Redundancies and Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) (Amendment) Regulations came into force on 31 January 2014. 

Effective immediately for TUPE transfers occurring from 31 January 2014: if transferors consent, transferees can start collective redundancy consultation with transferring employees pre-transfer.

Contractual variations or dismissals are generally void or automatically unfair if the ‘sole or principal reason’ for them is a TUPE transfer, unless there is an ETO reason. The old ‘reason connected with the transfer’ wording has gone…

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