Contract Managers at North Somerset Council have been informed that the Two Tier Workforce Code has been abolished with immediate effect. This was the code used in public sector contracts to ensure that new staff employed by the contractor would be on overall no less favourable terms and conditions than those staff who had been TUPE transferred to the contractor from the public sector.
You can download the Cabinet Office statement on this at -
The statement says that the Code is to be replaced with Six Principles of Good Employment Practice, which will not be mandatory for contractors, and contracts will still be awarded on the basis of value for money. But it seems to me this is about cheapness at the expense of good quality public services.