The service provision change clauses in TUPE exclude from its scope changes of contractor where the client intends the activities to be carried out in connection with ‘a single specific event or task of short term duration’. The EAT in Swanbridge Hire v Butler has given its view that this exclusion should be read as if ‘short-term’ governed both ‘event’ and ‘task’. It also clarified that it is the intended duration at the point at which the putative transferee takes on the contract that is relevant.