ESF action note: 1720 hourly rate salary costs for project staff who are self-isolating/ill due to COVID-19 and unable to work
The purpose of this action note is to advise projects of the claims process to use where ESF project staff with a 1720 hourly rate are unable to work as a consequence of self-isolating or illness due to COVID-19.
The ESF Managing Authority has received queries from projects who are unsure how to claim direct staff costs for project staff who do not work wholly on an ESF project, work a variable number of hours monthly and record hours worked on a timesheet, who are self-isolating or ill due to COVID-19 and unable to work.
In response, the Managing Authority is introducing a temporary easement for projects to claim direct staff costs for project staff in these circumstances.
This is one of a number of easements we have introduced to help ensure that ESF projects are not disadvantaged by the impact of COVID-19.
This temporary claims COVID-19 easement applies from Quarter 2 2020 claims until further notice.
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