"HU" (abbreviation) - nothing to do with cars!

English translation: overhead costs

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German term or phrase:"HU" (abbreviation) - nothing to do with cars!
English translation:overhead costs

12:56 Jul 20, 2015
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Law/Patents - Law: Contract(s) / Services Agreement
German term or phrase: "HU" (abbreviation) - nothing to do with cars!
Auf Wunsch wird der dann anfallende Aufwand gegen Erstattung der ihm dadurch entstehenden etwaigen effektiven Kosten zuzüglich den vorher vereinbarten HU beglichen.

What does "HU" stand for here, please? I guess it's Haupt- something, but Haupt- what?

Thanks for any help. I'm sure I'm missing something straightforward!
Anna Morvern
Ireland
Local time: 21:30
overhead costs
Explanation:
HU is an abbreviation for Handlungs(un)kosten - see Susanne's discussion entry, or this:
"Das eine sind die sog. Handlungskosten (kurz: HU). Handlungskosten sind ein pauschalierter Betrag für alles, was der Produzent für eine Produktion selbst zu zahlen hat: Assistenten, Flüge, Büro, Telefon und ähnliches sowie Gagen für Producer und Herstellungsleiter." http://www.filmrecht.com/produzent.html

http://forum.dict.cc/forum-questions/detail-7078-Handlungsko...

http://dict.leo.org/forum/viewUnsolvedquery.php?idThread=762...

I would translate it as overhead costs, or overhead(s). "The producer’s overhead costs include the individual kinds of costs listed in Chart C below." (From Annex A of this document: http://dfff-ffa.de/index.php?current-guidelines

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United Kingdom
Local time: 21:30
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overhead costs


Explanation:
HU is an abbreviation for Handlungs(un)kosten - see Susanne's discussion entry, or this:
"Das eine sind die sog. Handlungskosten (kurz: HU). Handlungskosten sind ein pauschalierter Betrag für alles, was der Produzent für eine Produktion selbst zu zahlen hat: Assistenten, Flüge, Büro, Telefon und ähnliches sowie Gagen für Producer und Herstellungsleiter." http://www.filmrecht.com/produzent.html

http://forum.dict.cc/forum-questions/detail-7078-Handlungsko...

http://dict.leo.org/forum/viewUnsolvedquery.php?idThread=762...

I would translate it as overhead costs, or overhead(s). "The producer’s overhead costs include the individual kinds of costs listed in Chart C below." (From Annex A of this document: http://dfff-ffa.de/index.php?current-guidelines




    Reference: http://www.filmrecht.com/produzent.html
    Reference: http://dfff-ffa.de/index.php?current-guidelines
Andrea Muller (X)
United Kingdom
Local time: 21:30
Native speaker of: German
PRO pts in category: 4
Grading comment
Many thanks, invaluable help.

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Ramey Rieger: I would, too.
6 mins
  -> Thanks, Ramey.

agree  philgoddard: Just overheads - overhead costs is a tautology.
20 mins
  -> Thanks. Overheads was my first thought, but am not a native speaker and was not sure whether it should be overheads or overhead. So I went for overhead costs to avoid the issue..

agree  freekfluweel
40 mins
  -> Thanks.

agree  Coqueiro
1 hr
  -> Thanks.
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