TUPE rebooted — headlines for insolvency practitioners

The long-awaited reforms to the Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulations 2006 have come into force.

The regulations (otherwise known as TUPE) often provide considerable protection to the employees of an insolvent business that is then sold on.

In the context of an administration, for example, the protection that employees have against dismissal or a variation to their terms and conditions is often a key factor. It will commonly affect both the price that a solvent buyer pays for the business and the timing of the deal…

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