What is TUPE?

TUPE stands for the Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulations 2006.

It is a law which operates to transfer the employees of a business when that business is taken over. TUPE also covers changes in service providers i.e. outsourcing, insourcing, switching from one provider to another. Under the TUPE Regulations both of these are known as ‘relevant transfers’.

TUPE does not apply to share sales.