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Warning merging Welsh councils could cut 15,000 jobs

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.

James Williams reports.

Axing councils could cut 15,000 jobs

Council reorganisation 'inevitable'

  • 15 Jan 2014
  • From the section Wales