United Kingdom
Location of affected unit(s)
Financial Services
Activities Auxiliary To Financial Services And Insurance Activities
Activities Auxiliary To Financial Services And Insurance Activities
66.2 - Activities auxiliary to insurance and pension funding

750 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
6 October 2005
Employment effect (start)
Foreseen end date


Up to 750 jobs are to go at the insurance broker Aon's British operations as a result of reforms introduced following an investigation into corruption by the New York state attorney general, Eliot Spitzer, for directing business to certain companies and acting against customers' best interests. The broker is to cut jobs in areas where the staff work for the insurance providers rather than the clients seeking insurance, to fit in with the reforms. Back office jobs in personnel, marketing and finance will be cut in line with the reduction in overall size.


  • 6 October 2005: The Guardian


Eurofound (2005), Aon, Jauch & Hübener, Other in United Kingdom, factsheet number 62382, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/62382.