Local council budgets squeezed 'until at least 2020-21'
Money will be tight for local councils in Wales until at least the end of the decade, according to a think tank.
A study by the Institute for Fiscal Studies sets out the challenges Welsh councils face meeting rising demand at a time of spending cuts.
Council leaders met on Friday to discuss ways of saving money.
The biggest union for public sector workers said councils should boost wages by introducing a living wage for the lowest paid staff.
Brian Meechan reports.