Secretary of State for Trade and Industry v Slater and others [2007] IRLR 928 EAT

Reports relating to this case:

  • TUPE case law update

    Date:
    27 February 2008

    This article looks at some of the important judgments in the area of the transfer of undertakings over the past year.

  • TUPE: Liability for certain debts owed to employees did not pass to secretary of state

    Date:
    24 November 2007

    In Secretary of State for Trade and Industry v 1) Slater and others 2) CFG Nationwide Site Services Ltd EAT/0119/07, the EAT holds that reg. 8 of the Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulations 2006, which provides that certain debts owed to employees by an insolvent transferor should be met by the secretary of state rather than by the transferee, applies only if a formal insolvency procedure has commenced before the date of the transfer. Preparation for such a procedure is insufficient.