Aviva swings axe on hundreds of employees


Aviva has said 384 jobs in its Bristol office are at risk due to a simplification of its life business.

The 384 staff at Bristol's Trinity Quay office could lose their jobs from the second half of 2012 as part of a phased consultation prompted by the end of a joint venture with RBS. Last August, the insurer said its partnership with RBS - serviced by an administration centre at the Bristol office - would be replaced by a seven-year distribution deal with the bank for the sale of life, protection and pension products. "We advised staff a year ago that we would be considering how best to continue servicing the business from this former RBS partnership and that we expected roles within the...

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