Internal restructuring
Location of affected unit(s)
Financial Services
Financial And Insurance Activities
Insurance, Reinsurance And Pension Funding, Except Compulsory Social Security
65 - Insurance, reinsurance and pension funding, except compulsory social security

2,000 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
18 April 2013
Employment effect (start)
18 April 2013
Foreseen end date
31 October 2013


Multinational insurance company Aviva is to cut 2,000 jobs in Europe and Asia over the next six months. Till now there is no specific information about which countries are affected by the restructuring plan. However, taking into consideration Aviva’s strong presence in the UK, a considerable number of up to 1,000 jobs will be lost there. At the end of 2011, Aviva announced a restructuring plan affecting 2,500 jobs in Europe (see here), which is still ongoing. The newly announced job cuts come on top of this plan. For the most recent restructurings announced by Aviva see Aviva-UK2012 and Aviva-IRL2012.


  • 18 April 2013: Guardian
  • 18 April 2013: BBC


Eurofound (2013), Aviva, Internal restructuring in World, factsheet number 75251, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/75251.