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.
More top news
The mother of serial killer Joanna Dennehy says she was once a little girl so caring she would cry if she accidentally killed a worm.
Temperatures will quickly fall, leading to a widespread sharp frost.
A 70-year-old man from Norfolk is starting a 21 year prison sentence after being convicted of a string of sex offences against children