The Contractor pays business rates on the site establishment (accommodation, stores and parking). The land that he uses belongs to the Client who provides it free of charge.
For a compensation event that includes time effects, the PM asserts that business rates should be included in the SSCC People Overhead. The Contractor asserts that business rates are a Defined Cost as he did not buy or rent the land consequently it is not covered by clause 41 bullet 2.
Who is correct?