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TUPE - when you're acquiring a business or involved in outsourcing
If you are buying a business, outsourcing, or bringing part of your own business back in-house, you'll already know that you have a legal obligation to inform and consult with the transferring employees (especially around what is happening and any changes that you are planning to make) and that you will need to maintain all terms and conditions currently enjoyed by the transferring employees. In addition to the complicated legal and financial hoops you'll be going through, to protect your investment, you'll be thinking about:
  • What will people do on Day One?
  • Will the transferring employees fit our culture? Will they work to our standards?
  • Will the current team lose focus in the changeover?
  • Will the combined team deliver the value you want? 
The legislation covering acquisitions (known as TUPE), is a tricky piece of employment law. It states that employees have the legal right to transfer with all existing terms and conditions. As the new owner, you will literally step into the shoes of the old employer. That may be good news, or....
We can help you to:
·         understand and plan your responsibilities under TUPE
·         take a step back to understand what makes your business tick and how the enlarged              business will work
·         integrate the new employees and their terms and conditions with your own
In addition, we give you practical support in:
·         planning for and delivering a successful, legally-compliant transition
·         carrying out 1:1 consultations with your employees
·         creating and delivering communications that really count
·         implementing a successful post-acquisition plan to deliver value
The Outcome for you
·         A legally-compliant TUPE transfer that delivers both a pre- and post-acquisition plan              that speeds up the integration of people and systems and reduces the costs and risks            involved
At Gazella, we’ll fix it, not talk about it.
Our bespoke support packages range from a single day of our time to a full campaign. Call today in full confidence on 07813-994556 to discuss

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