Legal and General move 60 jobs to Hove

Legal and General move 60 jobs moved to Hove

Legal and General move 60 jobs moved to Hove

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Around 60 customer service jobs are being moved to Legal and General’s offices in Hove.

It follows the announcement that the insurance and investment group would close its Ipswich office.

Around 20 staff will be made redundant and 60 will have the option of relocating to Hove, with another 60 being offered relocation to Birmingham.

New jobs will be created in Sussex if staff members choose not to move.

Legal and General said a consultation into the office closure was ongoing and it was uncertain how many staff would relocate.

The move follows a restructuring of the group’s insurance business and combining of UK Retail Protection, General Insurance, Legal and General Netherlands and Legal and General Network.

A spokesman said: “This reorganisation has led to us making some further changes to our various operations and activities in our customer service areas, which means that all household claims will move from our Ipswich office, to create one single claims operation based in Birmingham and all Ipswich Customer Service operations will move to our Hove customer service location, creating a dual household customer service operation with Birmingham.

“We are confident these changes will reduce complexity, help us to improve our overall efficiency and enhance customer experience.”

Unite regional officer Ian Methven said: “We are calling on the senior management to reverse this unnecessary decision and industrial action to save these jobs can’t be ruled out at this stage.

“Unite firmly believes that Legal and General’s current strategy of reducing jobs to cut costs is damaging to both the business and to its members (policy holders). It is a counter-productive policy.”

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9:56am Wed 3 Sep 14

Vox populi 2 says...

Suggest we start traveller comments on this site. Wardens issued parking tickets. Why waste paper? And why were not the vehicles removed to the "pound" same as "tax payers" illegally parked vehicles would be?
Suggest we start traveller comments on this site. Wardens issued parking tickets. Why waste paper? And why were not the vehicles removed to the "pound" same as "tax payers" illegally parked vehicles would be? Vox populi 2
  • Score: 13

10:07am Wed 3 Sep 14

Wide Bertha says...

Hi Emily, as we can't comment on your recent article , can I just correct you here to inform you that our wonderful travelling cousins didn't arrive 'On Hove lawns' 8am this morning, they have been there since monday evening. And they aren't 'on' Hove lawns really, are they ?
Hi Emily, as we can't comment on your recent article , can I just correct you here to inform you that our wonderful travelling cousins didn't arrive 'On Hove lawns' 8am this morning, they have been there since monday evening. And they aren't 'on' Hove lawns really, are they ? Wide Bertha
  • Score: 11

10:44am Wed 3 Sep 14

Joshiman says...

The travellers are at home next to their close friends in Kings House.No doubt Ms Belgium the green fracker will be popping out and supplying them with cups of teas.
The travellers are at home next to their close friends in Kings House.No doubt Ms Belgium the green fracker will be popping out and supplying them with cups of teas. Joshiman
  • Score: 11

3:24pm Thu 4 Sep 14

her professional says...

Vox populi 2 wrote:
Suggest we start traveller comments on this site. Wardens issued parking tickets. Why waste paper? And why were not the vehicles removed to the "pound" same as "tax payers" illegally parked vehicles would be?
Not long ago people on this site were moaning that "travellers" weren't issued with tickets like hard working motorists, so make your mind up. Meanwhile the Council has acted as quickly as the law allows to get them moving.
Typical of Argus trolls to hijack a good news story to spout their vitriolic rubbish.
[quote][p][bold]Vox populi 2[/bold] wrote: Suggest we start traveller comments on this site. Wardens issued parking tickets. Why waste paper? And why were not the vehicles removed to the "pound" same as "tax payers" illegally parked vehicles would be?[/p][/quote]Not long ago people on this site were moaning that "travellers" weren't issued with tickets like hard working motorists, so make your mind up. Meanwhile the Council has acted as quickly as the law allows to get them moving. Typical of Argus trolls to hijack a good news story to spout their vitriolic rubbish. her professional
  • Score: 1

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