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TUPE regulations

Learn how governing boards can ensure compliance with TUPE regulations.

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TUPE, or the Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) regulations protect employees' rights when they transfer to a new employer, such as when a school converts to an academy or moves from one academy trust to another. The regulations mean:

  • It is not possible to change the terms and conditions of staff who have transferred to the new organisation unless certain specific conditions are met.
  • The contract of employment is not terminated and continues as if it had been made with the new employer originally.

This page covers:

  • the governing board's role in ensuring compliance with TUPE regulations
  • consulting with and informing staff
  • protected employee rights

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