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Changes to the TUPE regulations now in effect

Business News 03 Feb 2014

Changes to the legislation governing the Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulations – known as TUPE – came into effect in last week.

With the intention of making the process of transferring business ownership fairer and more effective, the Government has amended the regulations which aim to protect employees' terms and conditions of employment during such a transfer.

Key changes are that redundancy consultation can now take place between employees and the new employer, before the transfer has taken place. In addition, employers will now be able to renegotiate changes to collective agreements one year after a business transfer, so long as the change is not less favourable for an employee.

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