Funding row amid claims some councils 'could go bust'
Councils are still reeling from Tuesday's funding announcement by Finance Minister Jane Hutt and the likely knock-on on services such as leisure centres and libraries.
Local government spending will fall from £4.648bn this year to £4.466bn next year, a cut in cash terms of 3.91% or 5.81% in real terms.
Their budgets will be around 9% lower in real terms between now and 2015-16.
Councillor Russell Goodway, cabinet member for finance on Cardiff council - Wales' largest local authority - warned some councils could go bust next year.
But Ms Hutt said local authorities have been "cushioned and supported" over the last three years.
- From the section Wales