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Cardiff council 'failing to improve,' auditors say

Cardiff council is failing to improve its services because of "fragmented leadership and management", says Wales' public spending watchdog.

The Wales Audit Office (WAO) says the council is not doing enough to address "long-standing weaknesses" or plan effectively for cuts in its funding.

Decision processes are "inefficient and lack transparency", it also said.

Cardiff council leader Phil Bale said the report "makes for a sobering read" and lays out challenges "very starkly".

BBC Wales political editor Nick Servini reports.

  • 01 Sep 2014
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