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Simplifying TUPE in a day: understand the rules and avoid the pitfalls


Business transfers, outsourcing, being sold off, privatised – whatever the context - TUPE transfers can be one of the most testing, confusing and stressful areas of business activity for employers and employees from all sectors.

In January 2014 the Government introduced new TUPE legislation that brought significant changes – join us to make sure that you’re aware of what these mean for your organisation.

This special Acas event will help explain and simplify TUPE. We will focus on providing a clear overview of the process and a checklist of procedures that need to be considered before embarking on TUPE.

We will give an update on recent legal cases and importantly we will show delegates how to ensure employment relations issues are dealt with effectively alongside the legal considerations.

Acas' employment relations experts will be joined at this event by:

Dr John McMullen
, one of the best known employment lawyers in the UK and regarded as the country's leading expert on TUPE.

John is Director of Employment Law at Wrigleys Solicitors LLP, Visiting Professor of Law at Durham University and author of leading textbook, Business Transfers and Employee Rights

Business need

Both legally and in terms of the employment relations aspects, TUPE can be a complex process but it is a process employers do need to get right.

This event is a must for all who are involved in business transfers or outsourcing of contracts. The event will help explain and simplify the TUPE process, and delegates attending this event will hear:

  • Clear explanations of the law – including recent changes - and the legal responsibilities of the employer
  • Examples of common mistakes in process
  • Insight from Acas into how HR strategy fits into TUPE processes
  • Insight into the impact on employees, and practical advice on ways in which TUPE can be handled and communicated better
  • The opportunity to ask questions of leading experts in the field, and the chance to network with other professionals

Suitable For

This event is a must for senior decision makers contemplating or involved in mergers, outsourcing or takeovers, together with managers, HR & employment relations professionals, company secretaries, contract managers, trade union officials and employee representatives.


Led by the Acas advisory team, and Dr John McMullen, the sessions will cover

  • the TUPE Regulations (including recently announced changes)
  • what is a transfer
  • who and what transfers
  • communication and consultation
  • redundancy, restructuring and harmonisation following a transfer
  • engaging the workforce during TUPE
  • practical considerations

Delegates will be able to ask questions of the experts on both the legal and the employment relations aspects of TUPE

Venue Acas Training Suite, Leeds City Centre   Map (opens in new window)   Date 11/05/2018    Time 09:30 - 16:30   
Price £245.00 per person    Please note our training events are VAT exempt
To book now

* Max of 4 delegates per organisation. Please call Acas on 0300 123 1150 or email if numbers exceed this or for more details about the training session.