21,000 Wales public sector jobs at threat, says auditor


Up to 21,000 public sector jobs could be lost in Wales over four years, a spending watchdog has warned.

In a stark report on public services, the Wales Audit Office (WAO) also says the Welsh NHS faces a tougher funding settlement than the rest of the UK.

A WAO report projects a cash shortfall of up to £570m for the NHS by 2013-14.

Auditor general Huw Vaughan Thomas gave his views on what it may mean for the public sector in Wales.

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