have a situation where a client is selling the lease on their tattoo shop and their client base
the business will in effect continue from one day to the next after sale
the shop currently has several staff, the new owner is arguing that there is no TUPE in place as they are just buying the goodwill and they doesnt need the staff anyway
we think there is a strong arguement for TUPE, the client hasnt taken any legal advice, despite us advising them to on numerous occassions
would be interetsed to see what others think?
if TUPE is in place and the staff are not needed, will the new owener be resposnsible for redundancy payments?