Vodafone announces 2,100 new jobs across the UK as part of plans to improve customer service The mobile phone giant is expanding its customer service centres in the UK, including an additional 800 roles in Manchester and almost 150 in Newark. This is part of a wider £2bn investment by Vodafone in network and services. Read more.
Aviva reports group operating profits up 12% to £3bn in 2016 The results come despite a £380m charge related to the group's discount cut rate, however group CEO Mark Wilson was pleased with the overall results. The group is planning a capital return to shareholder in 2017. Read more.
LSL Property Services reports revenues up 2% to £307.8m in 2016 The group maintained revenue growth within both its estate agency and surveying divisions, with group operating profits up 58% to £65.4m. Underlying profits declined due to changing marketing conditions in the second half. Read more.