Since the revised TUPE Regulations were introduced in April 2006 UK employers and their advisers have been grappling with their consequences for terms and conditions of employment, pensions provision and insolvencies.Since the revised TUPE Regulations were introduced in April 2006 UK employers and their advisers have been grappling with their consequences for terms and conditions of employment, pensions provision and insolvencies.The TUPE regulations introduced a number of key reforms, including: extending the scope of the TUPE regime to "service provision changes" (i.e. contracting-out); clarification of the definition of 'a relevant transfer'; determining key issues relating to transfer dismissals and changes to terms and conditions; clearer pensions obligations; strengthened consultation rights; and the widening of the application of TUPE where the transferor employer is insolvent.TUPE: Law & Practice provides a guide to the TUPE Regulations 2006, first setting them in the context of the existing TUPE protections. It explores the practical issues to which these have given rise and some of the controversies they have created since they came into force. The book examines the impact of European law on this area as well as looking at trade union action in the UK in this context. It is an ideal guide for employers and their advisers, and an invaluable reference work for economists, HR managers, policy-makers, and academics and students.
Wyn Derbyshire originally trained as a research chemist, gaining a PhD from the University of Cambridge before qualifying as a lawyer. He has for many years been interested in financial history. He is writing a series of biographies of tycoons for Spiramus Press.