Your TUPE rights

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What are your rights and protections when your workplace changes ownership? Read our guide to find out everything you need to know about TUPE.

What is TUPE?

When a part or all of business or organisation or the services it offers transfers ownership, its employees may be protected under the Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) regulations (TUPE).

Typically, TUPE applies when:

  • There is a business transfer (mentioned below)
  • There is a service provision change (mentioned below)

If you work in the education sector, and your local authority school is transferring to an academy, visit our guidance on academisation for more information.

If you need help or advice, please contact us at or on 0800 389 6332.


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