Mark Wilson the Chief Executive issued this statement:
I know this is difficult news for our employees but these changes are essential if we are to remain competitive.
Aviva needs to become a more efficient and agile organisation to unlock its potential. We must take tough decisions on costs to provide our customers with great value products and ensure our future success. I am determined that Aviva gets through this phase of our business transformation as quickly as possible.
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A cloudy and wet start in the Anglia region. Rain likely at times across all parts this afternoon, this turning thundery in the east.
Generally cloudy with some rain or heavy showers at times.
Rain easing for a time, but heavy showers possible later.