Public Services Minister Leighton Andrews
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Councils 'expected much deeper cuts', says minister

Local councils were expecting much deeper cuts than the 4% announced by the Welsh government, the public services minister has said.

The £4bn available is shared among the councils according to population age, size, and the number of school pupils.

Local authorities get 58% of their funding from the Welsh government, with 17% from business rates and the remaining 25% from the proceeds of their own council tax and charges for services.

Public Services Minister Leighton Andrews said he expected councils to continue providing most services.

  • 09 Dec 2015
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