Matthew Mortlock of the Wales Audit Office
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Public sector pay-offs threat to 'valuable skills'

Local councils and other public bodies risk losing people with valuable skills in the drive to cut costs through pay-offs, a spending watchdog has warned.

The Wales Audit Office said early exit schemes can be a good way of saving money in the long run.

It said that £254m spend on pay-offs for staff over four years could result in savings of £305m a year.

But Matthew Mortlock, director of performance audit, said services could suffer from the loss of experienced staff.

  • 10 Feb 2015
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