UK insurer Aviva is planning to shutter some of its offices across the UK, allowing its employees to continue working from home even beyond the Covid-19 crisis.
The move will not lead to layoffs. Aviva expects that most of its staff will work from an office once a week, on a rotation basis.
Aviva as quoted by Personnel Today, said: “The way we use our office space is changing significantly. We are combining office space in some locations and reducing the space in others.
“Our intention is to invest in our sites to provide a more vibrant, inspiring and flexible workspace for our people.”
Aviva has offices across Birmingham, Bristol, Eastleigh, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Leatherhead, Leeds, London, Manchester, Norwich, Perth, Sheffield, Worthing and York, where more than 2,000 people are employed.
In York, it has two offices, of which, it will close one office. Similarly, in Norwich, it will shutter two offices. The consolidation is expected to take place by this March end.
Last November, Aviva announced its plans to scale down its continental European and Asian businesses, to focus more on its core markets in Ireland, Canada and the UK.
And in December, it sold a majority stake in Aviva Singapore to a consortium led by Singapore Life (Singlife) for S$2.7bn.