I can agree with Mr Broome’s answer in many respects.
The comment in the guidance notes, “The intention is that amounts paid in the Shorter SCC” (for People) “would cover all the items listed in the full SCC.” Is somewhat confusing, if the amounts paid in the SSCC are to cover all items in the FSCC, then what is the purpose of the SSCC in the first place, why not just adopt the FSCC?
As for the “travel” item SCC, People 13(a), I am not sure whether this is to include for such expenses as, train, air fares and maybe the “vehicle” item People 13(n) would be more appropriate.
Site transport is made reference to in the NEC “Managing Reality” publication, Page 126 which details examples of Agent and Engineer’s cars. Again I am not sure what the unexplained asterisk in the “. *Equipment/People item 13(n)” for the FSCC and the “*Equipment/People item 11” is meant to denote. However, a Land Rover for “general use” detailed in the same publication is an item of Equipment only.
There seems to be no doubt that cars/vans are “items provided by the Contractor and used by him to Provide the Works” whilst undertaking a compensation event, it is just where the costs are reimbursed / allocated which is in question.
Given the “Managing Reality” NEC publication, Page 126, details “*Equipment/People item13(n)” comment, I have heard two conflicting views;
One; An item can fall into only one cost component, is it reasonable to conclude a van transporting operatives falls within the “People” cost component and if this van is used for say, picking up materials, it falls within the “Equipment” cost component?
Two; The provision of vehicles for transporting people to the Works Area falls within the “People” cost component and transporting people within the working area falls within the “Equipment” cost component?
I certainly isn’t too clear.