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