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Academy conversion: changing staff terms and conditions

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Last updated on 26 January 2017
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Can an academy change the terms and conditions of staff on conversion? This article relays guidance from the Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service (ACAS), GOV.UK and unions on transfers of employment and when employment conditions can change following academy conversion.

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  1. 1 Academy conversion: TUPE regulations
  2. 2 Contracts cannot be changed because of a transfer
  3. 3 When can employment conditions change?
  4. 4 Negotiating changes to terms and conditions
  5. 5 Conditions of employment for new staff

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