T Committed to success

he Construction Industry Coronavirus (CICV) Forum has pledged its ongoing commitment to the Scottish Construction Leadership Forum (CLF) and has warmly welcomed

its new Chair, Scottish Government Minister Ivan McKee. The Forum is now a key contributor to the CLF, having realigned its infrastructure to be consistent with the mission of its fellow sector body. At its full meeting on 17 June, the

Forum said that it is looking forward to working closely with Mr McKee, the new Minister for Business, Trade, Tourism and Enterprise, who takes over the Chair from Kevin Stewart, who is now Minister for Mental Wellbeing and Social Care. SELECT Managing Director and

Forum Chair Alan Wilson said: “We are keen to continue the constructive and positive dialogue which we have enjoyed so far with the CLF, and to build on the strong foundations we have established.” As an illustration of the Forum’s commitment to continuing dialogue, it welcomed to its meeting a Scottish Government official, who updated Forum members on a meeting of the

Guide offers PII advice

Te CICV Forum has unveiled a new guide to the crucial and increasingly complex issue of professional indemnity insurance (PII). Te easy-to-understand

downloadable document, produced by the Forum’s unique collaboration of trade associations, professional bodies, companies and individuals, outlines the state of the insurance market, the precautions firms should take

Ivan McKee

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CLF held the previous day. Alan added: “The Forum is very pleased to be so closely linked with the CLF as it carries out its important work and we are sure that we will enjoy the same productive relationship with Mr McKee as we did with his predecessor. “We are delighted that the CLF continues to be chaired at ministerial level and we will continue to provide practical suggestions and solutions in a spirit of collaboration and cooperation.”

and the pitfalls they face. And it warns that over the last 18 months or so, a variety of reasons have seen the cost of PII increase hugely while businesses have often suffered reductions in the scope of cover. Te free guide offers advice

on subjects ranging from extending liability to contractual liability, the nature of PII cover, insurance limits, obligations under ancillary documents and risk management. SELECT Managing Director

Alan Wilson, who chairs the Forum, said: “PII is a necessary


Te guide is free to download at

tool for protecting business owners who provide a service or give advice if a client claims a service is inadequate. Until the past few years, the construction insurance market has been soft,

in that there has been plenty of capacity leading to broad coverage and premium reductions driven by competing insurers. Te market has now become very hard with the

The CLF was formed in 2019 by

Construction Scotland and the Scottish Government to focus on the sector as a key economic driver and has been instrumental in detailing the industry’s longer-term recovery plan. Along with the Forum, it is now firmly committed to the ideals of co-operation and collaboration within the industry and to demonstrating the sector’s determination that it can flourish by working together. Business Minister Mr McKee said: “Through collaboration, the CICV Forum provides valuable contributions to the work of the CLF.

“It has quickly become a major influence on the construction industry’s direction of travel, offering practical guidance and support at a time when it was most needed.

“I hope that support will continue as we work together on delivery of the CLF’s long-term Recovery Plan, which is showing steady progress and on the transformation which is vital for the sector. I look forward to working with the CICV Forum and our other partners to build the sustainable, innovative, diverse and successful industry we all want to see.”

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