Capita Insurance Services said 17 staff are "at risk" of redundancy due to its decision to transfer business from its service centre in Portsmouth.

A spokeswoman said that the Norwich Union claim ...

Capita Insurance Services said 17 staff are "at risk" of redundancy due to its decision to transfer business from its service centre in Portsmouth.

A spokeswoman said that the Norwich Union claims handling business, currently conducted at Portsmouth, would be transferred to its Colchester service centre.

The McLarens Technical Adjusting Services business would continue to operate from Portsmouth.

The spokeswoman said Capita was currently consulting its 14 claims managers and three support staff at Portsmouth about redeployment.

"They are at risk of redundancy, but we are currently looking to find them other positions that may match their skills," the spokeswoman said.

Capita said the move was part of an ongoing strategy to unify its business operations adopted since its acquisition of the Eastgate business in November 2000.

Earlier this year, Capita shut offices in Wolverhampton, Brighton, Croydon and Maidstone, Kent.