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Welsh councils could be cut to six, Leighton Andrews warns

The number of Welsh councils could be cut to as few as six, the public services minister has warned, as he urges them to seek voluntary mergers.

Leighton Andrews has also told local authorities to slash bureaucracy and administration costs as public spending cuts continue to bite.

He has set up an independent review to find where savings can be made.

Councils have warned key services could be "dismantled" due to £146m in budget cuts next year.

Carl Roberts reports.

  • 24 Nov 2014
  • From the section Wales
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