22 May 2024

The Department for Business and Trade (DBT) have today released a new consultation around Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) (TUPE) Regulations 2006 and abolishing the legal framework for European Works Councils.

The consultation is focussing on the employment law aspect of TUPE transfers, rather than the payroll processing side. DBT is looking for feedback on the following proposals:

  • reaffirming that only employees are protected by TUPE Regulations
  • removing the need to split employees’ contracts between multiple employers where a business is transferred to more than one new business
  • abolishing the legal framework for European Works Councils.

If you would like to respond to this consultation, you can do so by clicking here. This consultation is open from 16 May to 11 July 2024.