Positive start for Insurance giant Aviva

Bosses at Insurance giant Aviva, which has offices in Norwich and Southend, has announced a positive start to the financial year.

The firm has seen arise in the value of its new life and pensions business to £191 million. It comes after last month's announcement.

Under the cost plans, Aviva said in April that it intended to axe around 2,000 jobs, equivalent to 6% of its global workforce.