Buying a business may involve inheriting the business workforce and deciding what will happen to the employees and how they will integrate with your existing operations needs careful thought.
Understanding when and how TUPE applies and what the employer’s obligations are so important. TUPE makes consultation with the employees a key part of the process. It is not only employees of that the business being sold that must be consulted but also the employees of the buying business too if they will be affected.
TUPE does just not apply to business sales. It also might apply when one business wins a contract or piece of work from another business. The business winning the work may be obliged to take the employees from the other business which was previously carrying out that work.
Much depends upon the facts of each case and if you have concerns about a TUPE transfer, please get in touch.