Consultation on Transfer of Undertakings Regulation (Tupe) - NCVO response

The government’s response (PDF, 363KB) to the consultation on Transfer of Undertakings Regulation (Tupe) was published today.

Commenting on the response, Fiona Sheil, Public Service Delivery Officer, National Council for Voluntary Organisations said:

‘Today’s announcement shows that the government has taken on-board concerns that NCVO and others raised. Over 40,000 charities and voluntary organisations are involved in delivering public services. Having the right TUPE information is essential for them to decide whether or not to bid for a contract. We have seen many examples of organisations unable to bid because of insufficient TUPE information, and we welcome steps to address this unnecessary barrier.We welcome the doubling of the time period at which employee liability information must be shared before transfer to 28 days. In practice, even this timeframe is still too short and we would encourage commissioners to extend it in order to ensure providers have access to full liabilities information when deciding whether or not to bid for contracts. This stops providers from wasting time on bids where liabilities later prove to be too large.’

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