TUPE: Transfer of Undertakings

Short Course
Duration: 1 day   /   Level: General   /   Suitable for in-house

Understand the legal framework of TUPE and develop your knowledge of how it operates in practice.

This topic is also covered in the CIPD Advanced Award in Employment Law.



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14 May 2019
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The Transfer of Undertakings can be a challenging area of employment law to interpret, and with far reaching implications for many businesses. This practical one day course guides you through the law governing business transfers, the HR context to TUPE and its significance to contracting-out. It provides clarification on the key issues of TUPE and examines the impact of the 2006 regulations.

Note that this programme is subject to change pending the outcome of government proposals currently in consultation


Course Tutors

Mrs Cas Carrington

Cas is a Partner with KLC Employment Law Consultants where she has headed up the employment law training department for 10 years. Cas develops, writes and delivers employment law training courses on a huge range of topics including the biannual CIPD ‘Law on Tour’ workshops. She teaches on many other CIPD law courses, including the Advanced Level Award in Employment Law, and also delivers training for CIPD In-Company clients. Bringing a very practical approach to her training, Cas is well known for her lively and informal style of explaining complex employment law issues. As well as being involved in training, Cas also has extensive experience of advising all types of organisations including charitable organisations, government departments, and blue chips on a wide range of employment law and employee relations issues.

Mr Nick Evans

Nick is a Partner with the London firm of Fletcher Day. He advises on all aspects of employment law and industrial relations including contracts, TUPE, discrimination, redundancy programs and claims. He also has significant expertise in the legal aspects of change management including mergers, acquisitions and restructures. Previously Nick was Director of Legal Services at a legal and people management consultancy and also led the in-house team advising on all the employment law and industrial relations aspects of the £7bn London Underground PPP and other PFI projects. Nick has considerable experience in the practical application of TUPE and has advised on transactions in the public and private sectors including: HR pre-tender assessment and qualification, due diligence, drafting indemnities and warranties, consultation and post-completion issues. Nick is a former member of the CBI National Employment Law Panel and regularly presents on employment issues for clients, professional organisations and legal training TV.

Who is it for
HR managers and line managers responsible for employment law issues within their organisation. No prior knowledge of the law relating to TUPE is required.

By the end of the TUPE: Transfer of Undertakings course, you'll be able to:


  • understand the various stages of a business transfer
  • be able to interpret the requirements of the TUPE regulations
  • understand employee rights and employer obligations
  • know how to apply these principles to your own organisation.
  • When does TUPE apply?

    • The TUPE Regulations 2006
      • The Collective Redundancies and Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment)(Amendment) Regulations 2013
      • Distinguishing between share acquisition and business transfers
      • Relevant factors to be taken into account
      • Recent cases

    Service provision changes

    • Definition
    • Organised grouping of employees

    Who is covered?

    • Who transfers by TUPE
    • Individuals employed by third parties
    • The right to object to a transfer
    • Practical considerations

    What is transferred?

    • Rights and liabilities that transfer
    • Liabilities that do not transfer
    • Bonuses and other benefits
    • Restrictive covenants
    • Rules for occupational pension schemes

    The duty to inform and consult appropriate representatives

    • Key TUPE provisions on collective rights
    • Information to be provided
    • Timing and practical considerations
    • Identifying ‘measures’ which are envisaged
    • Employee representatives
    • What does consultation involve?
    • The remedy for failure to inform and consult


    • Legal implications
    • Automatically unfair dismissal
    • Constructive dismissal
    • The ETO defence
    • Practical considerations

    Changing terms and conditions

    • Legal implications
    • ETO reasons
    • Practical considerations

    Managing the change process – communication and the media.

    Programme is subject to change pending new developments.

Run this programme in-house

TUPE Short Courses can also be provided in house. You choose where and when you want our trainers to deliver. We can also tailor the programme to suit your precise organisation needs. To speak to our customer services team about your particular requirements, call us on +44 (0)20 8612 6202.

Got a question?

Speak to one of our highly knowledgeable course advisers on +44 (0)20 8612 6202.



People who have been on this course say

The course tutor showed great use from their own experience of relevant cases - so had great 'real life' examples. I know that if and when it ever comes up, I will not be alarmed and will feel confident that I am 'kitted out' with the right tools and knowledge to handle the situation. Melanie, HR Manager
The trainer was absolutely fantastic, very clear, very through and extremely helpful. Kate
The trainer was absolutely brilliant. He explained everything down to the smallest detail and his class was fun. Chloe