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Bromley jobs at risk as Direct Line announces further cuts

PUBLISHED: 10:41 26 June 2013 | UPDATED: 10:41 26 June 2013

Insurance group Direct Line has announced it will cut around 2,000 jobs, with the majority of losses coming from its Bromley-based head office.

Britain’s biggest motor insurer, based in Westmoreland Road, is also expected to cut jobs from its support functions.

More than 1,200 positions were cut by Direct Line, behind the Churchill brand, last year and the company has said it will work to find opportunities for affected workers with other potential employers.

The latest cuts represent around 14 per cent of the current 14,400 workforce, and are part of the company’s attempt to save £200m in gross annual savings by 2014.

There are 16 sites across the UK, including offices in central London, as well as Bromley, Croydon, Leeds, Glasgow and Manchester.

Direct Line’s Teeside call centre will be shut down over next week.

Will you be affected by the latest Direct Line job cuts? Let us know, contact joshua.fowler@archant.co.uk or tweet us @BromleyTimes.

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