By 31 March, the new Halifax General Insurance Services (HGIS) loss adjusting team should be dressed and ready for business.

Senior manager Jim Pittman said the uniforms had already been ordered.

This season, HGIS employees will look lovely in blue trousers, lighter blue shirts or blouses for ladies, a fleece detail and no ties for lads.

Backchat is sure that no one will start calling them the Kwik-Fit fitters of the insurance industry.