Transfer of Undertakings (TUPE) in Scotland

In Scotland, Transfer of Undertakings (TUPE) can apply to business transfers and service provision changes. Find out what your business needs to consider.


When you buy or sell a business in Scotland, its employees may be protected under the Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) regulations (TUPE).

TUPE regulations can apply to business transfers, takeovers and changes to service providers. TUPE can influence the way business deals are structured and may have significant financial and commercial consequences. So it’s important you understand how it works and how it may apply to your business.

The Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service (ACAS) can provide information, advice and support about TUPE.