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Aviva cuts 120 more UK jobs

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Aviva is shedding 120 more jobs in the UK as part of its £400m global cost-cutting drive.

It follows the insurance giant cutting 800 jobs from its life and general insurance divisions in August, which are expected to be complete by the end of the year.

The latest round of job losses are in its property claims management service, Asprea, and affect staff in Sheffield and field teams around the country.

Aviva says the cuts will be completed by the end of 2013 and follow a review of its claims service that is now being “streamlined”.

The desk-based property claims and surveyor roles in Sheffield will now merge with its existing property claims centres in Perth and Southend. Work in IT, HR, and Finance that support these teams will be transferred into the wider Aviva business.

Aviva director of property claims Caroline Cooper says: “This aims to create a simpler service for our household and commercial customers with fewer people involved in the handling of their property claim.

“But we appreciate this is also a difficult time for our employees and we will be working with them to provide the support they need and will be offering re-deployment opportunities where we can.”

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