We're in the process of becoming an academy, shortly to receive a P45 (yes really) and then carry on with continuity of employment seamlessly protected by TUPE legislation. I have no objection to this. Interestingly The Times carried an article 2 weeks ago pointing out that continuity of pensions are not covered by TUPE, but by a less rigorous agreement called the fair deal which could be repealed in a matter of days. Today The Times reports that The Treasury has now published plans to scrap the fair deal which had protected continuity of public sector final salary pension entitlements. I assume that entitlements accrued before any change would be protected and that only future pension contributions would be reformed, but does anyone know for certain this is the case? Front page of The TES today rather sensationally implies otherwise, but if you read it carefully there is nothing there which states that accrued rights are in jeopardy. Does anybody know (or care)?