AXA demo off
Finance union Unifi has called off today's planned demonstration at the Bristol Headquarters of AXA. The demonstration was called off after the company agreed to open discussions over its plans to increase the retirement age of employees to 65.

Creditor boost
Payments to creditors of insolvent London Market insurers surged by over 8% last year, according to PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC). PwC claims the average payment percentage from insolvent insurers that entered schemes of arrangement increased from 36.8% to 44.9% in 2003

MP calls for probe
The MP for East Londonderry, Gregory Campbell, has filed an early day motion in the House of Commons calling for an overhaul of the Motor Insurers Bureau.

New WTC lawsuit
WTC leaseholder Larry Silverstein launched a new lawsuit against Industrial Risk Insurers over plans to rebuild part of the twin towers complex.