The Coalition Government has promised to review the impact of the Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulations 2006 (TUPE) on charities, as part of its plans to cut red tape in the voluntary sector. Some charities claim they encounter significant difficulties in delivering public services previously carried out by local authorities, due to the restrictions that TUPE imposes on them in relation to changing the terms and conditions of staff who have transferred to them from the public sector, particularly in relation to salary, sick pay and pensions. Civil Society Minister Nick Hurd confirmed that the Government will publish a plan for public service reform early next year and that a review of the restrictions imposed by TUPE on charities will form part of the scope of that review.