The Transfer of Undertaking Protection of Employment Regulations 2006 are popularly known as TUPE. They sound as though they might be an obscure set of rules with which you would not need to concern yourself.
If you are involved in the buying or selling of a business, or even in bidding for a contract involving labour intensive services such as cleaning, security or catering , these rules can be of paramount importance. Failure to take into account the effect of the TUPE rules can prove extremely time consuming and expensive.
If you are in any way involved in the sale and purchase of a business or you are likely to be submitting a tender for a service related contract you really should know about them. I have written an article concerning the impact of TUPE on various business transactions which can be found at www.phrsolicitors.co.uk/perils-of-tupe.php