NU GI boss apologises for “conflicting messages” on job cuts

Norwich Union general insurance boss Igal Mayer has apologised for Aviva giving out “conflicting messages” after suggesting 34 GI jobs losses a month ago would be all - then revealing 500 more in its pensions business, the Norwich Evening News reports.

Mayer said: “I am sorry if either our employees or people in the wider community feel that in emphasising our commitment to the city we were not clear that there may be a need for further changes ahead in different parts of the business.”

Mayer denied Aviva was looking to pull out of the city and claimed Norwich was still at the “at the centre and the heart of their general insurance business.

“We are the city's largest private sector employer; we've invested heavily here in both our people and our infrastructure, and our commitment to Norwich and to Norfolk remains firm. And why wouldn't that commitment remain? We enjoy the support of a great community and our history has demonstrated that Norwich and Norfolk and our employees can adapt and compete with anyone and everyone.”