Statutory collective consultation on redundancies before a TUPE transfer

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Employers have a statutory duty to consult union or employee representatives if they propose collective redundancies (20 or more redundancies in a period of 90 days or less). Read the guidance in our section on Managing redundancies to see if the collective redundancies threshold has been passed and you have a statutory collective consultation duty.

Below, we consider some particular issues that can arise in relation to consulting about collective redundancies in the context of a TUPE transfer. For more practical guidance, see How to - conduct a pre-transfer redundancy consultation (new employer).

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