Bins being emptied in Blaenau Gwent
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Merging councils could cost 15,000 jobs, WLGA says

Reorganising councils in Wales could cut 15,000 jobs, the Welsh Local Government Association (WLGA) has said.

Research by the accountants Deloitte, commissioned by the WLGA, indicates the cost of the changes is likely to be more than £200m.

Next Monday, the Williams Commission on public services is likely to recommend a big reduction in the number of councils from the current 22.

The last restructuring in Welsh local government was nearly 20 years ago.

Blaenau Gwent is one of the smaller councils in Wales, and Radio Wales' Stephen Fairclough asked people in Ebbw Vale how they would feel about the council merging with another.

Axing councils could cut 15,000 jobs

  • 15 Jan 2014
  • From the section Wales
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