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TUPE transfer confirmation (to employee) letter template

Reviewed 10 November 2021

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. 

TUPE transfer confirmation (to employee)

[Sender name]

[Sender address]


[Recipient name]

[Recipient address]

Dear [Recipient first name],

Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment)

As you will be aware from previous correspondence and discussions regarding the possibility of transferring [old department name] to [new company name], it has now been confirmed that this transfer is to take place on [date of transfer]. The main reason for this transfer is [detail the rationale for the transfer]. The transfer to the ownership of the [new company name] includes the transfer of all existing employees in the [old department name], from the employment of the Company, to that of the [new company name].

1. Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment)

As you are currently employed in a post which is to be transferred with effect from [date of transfer], I am writing to confirm the details and to provide information about the transfer. This letter is formal notification that the transfer will be handled in accordance with the Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulations 2006 (the TUPE Regulations).

2. Legal, economic and social implications

As this will be a transfer covered by the TUPE Regulations the following will apply:

  • The transfer represents a relevant transfer for the purposes of the regulations, and as such, all employees in posts funded by and working directly for the [old department name], will transfer to [new company name] on their existing terms and conditions of employment, wi

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