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Powys council approves staff job cuts

Councillors have approved plans to cut dozens of jobs at Powys council as the authority bids to balance its budget.

The council is facing a £30m shortfall in funding over the next three years and is planning a range of savings.

Previously, the council has said around 200 posts are at risk, but councillors now say the figure will be lower because of retirements and voluntary redundancies.

The authority hopes the job losses will deliver £4m in savings.

BBC Wales Today's Jamie Owen spoke to Cemlyn Davies, reporting from outside Powys council's headquarters.

Councillors vote for staff job cuts

  • 04 Mar 2013
  • From the section Wales