Live updates

Advertisement

  1. Anglia

Aviva reviews employment policies

Aviva has told staff it has reviewed employment policies.

"Aviva has decided to introduce a revised redundancy policy for all employees on UK contracts. This will bring Aviva’s redundancy terms in line with market practice in the UK which will remain significantly above the statutory provisions.

"Importantly, the changes to redundancy terms will be implemented in two phases so that those impacted in the next six months will still receive the current four weeks’ redundancy pay for each year of service.

This is intended to minimise the impact on employees and follows consultations with Aviva employee forums and Unite.

  1. Anglia

Aviva: Statement from CEO

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.

– Mark Wilson

Advertisement

Film trailer released for Alan Partridge's Alpha Papa

The trailer for the new Alan Partridge film has been released, revealing the title of the big screen debut for Steve Coogan's long-running Norwich radio DJ to be Alpha Papa.

The one minute and 46 second promo sees Partridge workshopping the potential titles for his adventure "in a siege at a radio station". The film will be released on August 7.

  1. Anglia

Memorial service for Norwich man killed in Algeria

Sebastian John from Norwich died in January 2013

A memorial service for a former Norwich schoolboy killed in a terrorist attack in Algeria is to take place today.

26-year-old Sebastian John died in the attack at the In Amenas gas plant last month. He was an engineer who began work for BP last year and arrived in Algeria a week before the crisis.

The memorial service is due to take place at Norwich Cathedral this afternoon.

Load more updates