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UK Government Announces Changes to Business Transfer Rules

September 30, 2013

By SUZANNE HORNE & TOM PERRY

This month, the UK government published its proposals to amend the UK’s Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulations 2006 (known as TUPE). TUPE is the UK’s implementing legislation for the EU Acquired Rights Directive, which aims to provide a framework to protect employee rights in the event of a transfer of undertakings, businesses or parts of undertakings or businesses. We briefly summarise what TUPE is, when TUPE applies and its key effects. Against this context, we then consider the proposed changes.