JCT: SBC 16 - What elements does retention apply to:

Does retention apply to the following:

Prime Costs?
Liquidated Damages?

Struggling to find confirmation on these. Many thanks in advance.

Retention applies to Dayworks and Prime Costs as they a part of the valuation of Variations using the Valuation Rules. Clause states that these are subject to Retention.

Liquidated Damages are deducted by the Employer from the amount payable and only after the issue of various notices, refer to clause 2.32. They are deducted in full from the net amount due (after Retention) so on that basis are not subject to Retention.