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1251384906.txt

From: P.Jones@uea.ac.uk
To: "Niklaus E. Zimmermann" <niklaus.zimmermann@wsl.ch>
Subject: Re: ECOCHANGE budget available to UEA - update
Date: Thu, 27 Aug 2009 10:55:06 +0100 (BST)
Cc: "Phil Jones" <p.jones@uea.ac.uk>, "Emmanuel Muhr" <emuhr@vitamib.com>, k.briffa@uea.ac.uk

Nick,
Thanks. Perhaps I'll need to contact Keith
as to why some of the items are in the budget.
I understand about the salary money.

Cheers
Phil

> Dear Phil, Emmanuel,
>
> sorry for late reply, I undergo
> evaluation these days. I add Emmanuel, so that he
> can correct if my answers are wrong!!!
>
> - In general, you decide how much you spend where as long
> as you have open tasks you are expected to contribute
> (which is the case for UEA, you are still involved in A5).
>
> - This means that you spend the money by declaration on
> the project netboard, and not by the original budget.
>
> - You cannot spend more salary, should there be no open
> task left for you.
>
> - You can spend more salary months than expected from the
> budget for a specific position, but you cannot spend
> more total money than the budget is.
>
> - One major constraint is teaching activity, which can
> only be spent in ECOCHANGE teaching activities (summer
> school), but you did not list any here.
>
> best,
> Nick
>
> PS: Dear Keith, I wish you all the best for
> recovery! Hope to see you soon again.
>
> At 17:34 26.08.2009, Phil Jones wrote:
>
>> Nick,
>> I've now found out some more information.
>>
>> In the Consumables category, we had �5070 and
>> have left �4543. There is little, we are
>> generally able to buy in this category.
>>
>> In a new category to us (called Recurrent
>> costs) there is �7013, with nothing spent.
>>
>> In another new category to us (called
>> Equipment under �5000) there is �5766, again with nothing spent.
>>
>> In another new category to us (called
>> Exceptional Non Payments) there is �3844, again with nothing spent.
>>
>> Finally in travel there was �22923 of which
>> we've spent (for meetings so far) �3445 so far, leaving �19477.
>>
>> These numbers were in Euros, but our accounts have them in UK pounds.
>> They have been converted using the official EU
>> rates eoros/pounds. This should be about
>> 1.2 Euros equals one UK pound.
>>
>> We are talking about 36 thousand pounds! We
>> are almost spent up on salaries.
>>
>> Cheers
>> Phil
>>
>> Nick,
>> Apologies if I've asked you this before, but I'm being asked about
>> the ECOCHANGE budget that appears to be available to UEA.
>>
>> With the UEA budget there is money in categories that UEA has not
>> had money in before (in other EU projects). Do you know what this money
>> is supposed to be for? We understand the budget for personnel and also
>> travel, but it is the other categories - which seem to relate to more
>> travel
>> and costs for capital equipment.
>>
>> Keith is still off work, but is recovering well from his operation.
>>
>> I'm off in the next few hours for 2 weeks away.
>>
>> Cheers
>> Phil
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>Prof. Phil Jones
>>Climatic Research Unit Telephone +44 (0) 1603 592090
>>School of Environmental Sciences Fax +44 (0) 1603 507784
>>University of East Anglia
>>Norwich Email p.jones@uea.ac.uk
>>NR4 7TJ
>>UK
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>>
>
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