347. Bonus payments.

347.     Bonus payments.

The contract may provide that the contractor is to be entitled to an addition to the contract sum in the event of his completing the works before the stipulated date1. The contractor will be entitled to claim the bonus if he completes before the date stated in the bonus clause, but if he is prevented from earning the bonus by some act on the part of the employer he can claim damages but the measure of such damages may not be the amount of the bonus2. Liability to pay liquidated damages for