the principle that, where the subject matter of a claim is common to the project agreement and a subcontract, the subcontractor's entitlement is limited to the project company's entitlement. Used as means of getting around the prohibition on "pay when paid" provisions under the Construction Act 1996, many advisors on PPP projects now doubt its enforceability in a construction sub-contract.
Practical Law Dictionary. Glossary of UK, US and international legal terms. www.practicallaw.com. 2010.