Direct Line axes hundreds of jobs in Liverpool

Direct Line is closing its office in Liverpool by the end of the year. The firm is axing 2000 staff across the country - 485 of them on Merseyside. The insurer says it hopes to transfer some workers to its site in Manchester.

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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.