LRD Booklets July 2002

Transfers - an LRD guide to the TUPE regulations

Introduction (438 words)

Changes in the world economy, together with UK government policies in the public sector, mean that many more workers are experiencing greater insecurity at ...

1. The law at a glance (1526 words)

The Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employees) Regulations, known as TUPE, were introduced in 1981 during the first term of the Thatcher government. The ...

2. When TUPE applies (3049 words)

The first thing that representatives need to establish is whether the transfer is taking place under the Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employees) Regulations ...

3. Consultation and collective rights (2654 words)

Workplace representatives have the right to be informed and consulted where there is likely to be a transfer under the TUPE regulations. They need ...

4. Maintaining existing terms and conditions (5046 words)

The key issue for workers facing a transfer under TUPE is that their terms and conditions should remain intact. One of the main responsibilities ...