Direct Line axes hundreds of North West jobs

Direct Line is making 565 staff redundant across the North West. Its closing an office in Liverpool, axing 485 posts there, and shedding 80 jobs in Manchester. The insurer says it hopes to transfer some workers to other sites.

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Direct Line axes another 80 jobs in Manchester

Direct Line has told ITV that it is axing 80 jobs at its Manchester office.

The insurer already announced the closure of its Liverpool site this morning. 485 people face redundancy there.

A spokesman said that affected staff were offered the "the day off" after receiving the news.

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