The Government has issued its response to the Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulations (TUPE) 2006: consultation on proposed changes. The changes are not as radical as was thought might be and in particular service provision transfers have not been removed from the Regulations as was initially proposed.
The TUPE Regulations will be amended to:
The Government will also amend the Trade Union and Labour Relations (Consolidation) Act 1992 to make it clear that pre-transfer consultation with transferring employees can count for the purposes of redundancy collective consultation requirements.
Micro businesses (those with less than 10 employees) will be helped by being allowed to inform and consult directly with affected employees where no recognised union or employee representatives are already in place.
Regulations are expected to be laid before Parliament in December 2013. Click here to read the consultation response document.
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