The insurance and travel provider said the business had been hit by the Covid-19 pandemic.
The provider has blamed the impact of Covid-19 for the job cuts which follow reports of staff being forced to take pay cuts.
However, its MGA Pukka is now live with fresh capacity following Gefion exit.
Aviva says UK business was impacted by an alignment of the UK digital business with GI, as CEO Maurice Tulloch says provider has made "good progress" on its cost-cutting plan.
The SME-focused insurtech was launched by former Aviva and Brokerbility expert, Jodi Cartwright, in 2019.
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The provider confirmed that the Manchester office is also set to be down-sized as the insurer seeks to cut around 800 jobs due to digital drive.
Decision could result in a small number of redundancies as the insurer pointed to pressure and low margins in the sector.
Tulloch has decided to run the life and GI businesses as distinct divisions within Aviva, rather than separating them in different entities.
This month brought about the return of Amanda Blanc to insurance as she accepted roles at Aviva, ERS, and Trov.
The closure of 14 branches by Marsh Commercial caught the attention of readers in November, as Insurance Age announced the Top 100 independent brokers for 2019.
The arrival of Autumn brought a turbulent month for the industry, with several big name departures and arrivals.
In July, the market was shocked by the departure of Amanda Blanc from Zurich after only nine months in the CEO EMEA role.
The start of Summer brought with it the revelation that now Prime Minister Boris Johnson was paid £25,540 by Biba to speak at its conference.
As Spring continued, communications by CEOs to the market drew the most interest from readers, including those from Axa and RSA.
What hit the headlines as we moved into the second month of the year?
Marsh Commercial’s plan to close branches and open centralised ‘Centres of Excellence’ could create opportunities for brokers.
Branches in the south, north, Wales and Scotland are affected by the move.
CEO of the newly-revealed Enterprise Centres of Excellence, Mandy Walton, argues why the Marsh plan will succeed where others have failed.
It is believed that broker-facing roles will be impacted.
GI CEO Colm Holmes says the provider is targeting growth in SME and corporate and specialty and insists new strategy will not lead to more redundancies.
Provider reveals new organisational structure with five operating divisions.
Barton departed Jelf in March 2019 after 16 years with the business.
Insurance Age understands redundancies of around three figures are on the cards as the former Jelf business undergoes a restructure under Anthony Gruppo.