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Termination TUPE TUPE transfer confirmation (to employees)

TUPE transfer confirmation (to employees) letter template

Use this model letter to provide confirmation to any affected employee(s) that a transfer will take place under the provisions of TUPE.

  • It advises of the date on which the transfer will occur.
  • It confirms that the employees will be employed by the transferee employer.
  • It confirms that their terms and conditions of employment will remain intact at the point of transfer, including continuity of employment.

A TUPE transfer confirmation letter is issued by the current employer.

This document is suitable for use in England & Wales and Scotland, and was last reviewed and revised on 10 August 2022

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TUPE transfer confirmation (to employees)

[Company name]

[Sender address]


[Recipient name]

[Recipient address]

Dear [Recipient first name],

Transfer of [old department/company name] to [new company name]

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, with full continuity of service.
  • If you are still in our employment immediately before the transfer, your contract of employment will automatically transfer to the new employer, who will be responsible for it as though it had originally been entered into between you and them.
  • Your contract of employment will be modified so as to substitute [new company name] as your employer in place of [old

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Use the model templates in this TUPE template library if you have a responsibility for transferring in or transferring out employees as a result of TUPE transfer.

It is suitable for simple TUPE transfers of employees from one business to another which you can manage yourself without specialist legal assistance.


All Termination templates

Model termination documents designed to help you manage voluntary and involuntary contract terminations in various scenarios.

Either the employee or the employer can decide to terminate a contract of employment; Employees may terminate their contract by resigning from the employer, and an employer may terminate the contract by dismissing the employee.

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