Williams Commission report calls for fewer councils
20 January 2014 Last updated at 19:30 GMT
A long-awaited report into the future of public services has recommended that the number of councils in Wales should be roughly halved.
The Williams Commission says a series of mergers should be carried out to create between 10 and 12 local authorities.
It says urgent action is needed and the changes should happen at pace.
Political editor Nick Servini reports.