Appropriate representatives for statutory collective consultation on redundancies, TUPE or changing terms

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The law says that, in certain circumstances which affect employees (such as larger-scale redundancies and TUPE transfers), employers must carry out statutory collective consultation with appropriate representatives of the affected employees. On this page, we explain who counts as an 'appropriate representative'. This page is relevant for redundancies, TUPE and changing terms.

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