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TUPE document templates

TUPE stands for the Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulations and its purpose is to protect employees if the business in which they are employed changes hands. Its effect is to move employees and any liabilities associated with them from the old employer to the new employer by operation of law.

TUPE applies every day to a range of different business transactions and it is essential that employers of all sizes understand the liabilities that can arise.

TUPE can apply when employers:

  • sell or buy part or all of a business as a going concern;
  • outsource or make a "service provision change" involving either (a) an initial outsourcing of a service (e.g. where services transfer from the customer to an external contractor); (b) a subsequent transfer (e.g. where services transfer from the first external contractor to a different external contractor; and (c) bringing the service back in-house (e.g. where services transfer from an external contractor back to the customer)
  • grant or take over a lease or licence of premises and operate the same business from those premises.

TUPE has impacts for the employer who is making the transfer (also known as the outgoing employer, the old employer or the transferor) and the employer who is taking on the transfer (also known as the incoming employer, the new employer or the transferee).

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Employee representative election self nomination letter template

A model employee representative election self nomination letter template to assist you in managing this event with a best practice method.

Reviewed 3 Nov 2021

Employee representatives election invitation letter template

A model employee representatives election invitation letter template to assist you in managing this event with a best practice method.

Reviewed 3 Nov 2021

Transferring staff IN on TUPE guide

This is a detailed step-by-step guide containing the process for transferring staff in to your organisation from another entity:

  1. Determining whether TUPE applies
  2. Establishing which employees are likely to be transferred
  3. Consulting with representatives
  4. Informing and consulting affected staff
  5. Confirming the transfer
  6. Exchanging employee data
  7. Indemnity
  8. Preparing for transfer day
  9. Induction
  10. Harmonising terms and conditions
Reviewed 5 Mar 2021

Transferring staff OUT on TUPE guide

This is a detailed step-by-step guide containing the process for transferring staff out of your organisation to another entity:

  1. Determining whether TUPE applies
  2. Establishing which employees are affected
  3. Consulting with representatives
  4. Informing and consulting employees
  5. Confirming the transfer with affected employees
  6. Exchanging employee data
  7. Notifying the date of transfer
Reviewed 5 Mar 2021

TUPE compliance guide

This guide outlines the main legal requirements surrounding TUPE transfers, as well as the essential steps involved in managing such transfers, together with some good practice guidance.

Reviewed 5 Mar 2021

TUPE consultation confirmation (to rep) letter template

This letter should be sent to elected employee representatives or representatives of a recognised trade union to explain their role and duties when a transfer takes place under the Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulations 2006.

Reviewed 23 Nov 2021

TUPE goodbye letter template

A goodbye letter from the transferor to individual employees shortly before a TUPE transfer.

Reviewed 28 Mar 2021

TUPE information consent request letter template

On a TUPE transfer, the transferor is obliged to notify to the transferee in writing the “employee liability information” of any employee who is assigned to the undertaking that is the subject of the transfer.

This letter enables the transferee to formally request this information in advance from the transferor.

Reviewed 28 Mar 2021

TUPE transfer confirmation (to employee) letter template

This letter is from the transferee (new) employer to any affected employee(s). It confirms that a transfer has taken place under the provisions of TUPE.

It advises of the date on which the transfer happened.

It confirms that the employees are now employed by the transferee employer.

It confirms that their terms and conditions of employment remain intact, including continuity of employment.

The letter also highlights that the transferee employer will comply with the requirement to notify employees in writing of amendments to their written terms and conditions of employment within one month of the change. 

Reviewed 10 Nov 2021

TUPE transfer confirmation (to rep) letter template

A model tupe transfer confirmation (to rep) letter template to assist you in managing this event with a best practice method.

Reviewed 28 Mar 2021

TUPE welcome letter template

A letter to welcome employees and confirm arrangements shortly after the TUPE transfer. This is a key step in the onboarding process, and a prelude to inducting the transferring employees into the organisation.

Reviewed 31 Aug 2021
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