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.

Councils budget squeeze warning

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