Wales politics

Merthyr council still needs outside help, auditor warns

Merthyr council offices
Image caption The council lacks the capacity to face its challenges without help, the auditor general warns

Merthyr Tydfil council still needs government help to improve its performance, the auditor general said.

A report on Friday said the authority had improved its financial management, but needed to boost the ability of councillors and managers to monitor performance.

An action plan has been introduced to improve management of the workforce.

The council is also not yet ready to take back control of its education service, the report found.

'Significant challenges'

Auditor General Huw Vaughan Thomas said: "Merthyr council is making progress, thanks to the external support it is receiving, but without such help, the prospect for continuing to make progress is limited.

"That's why I urge the council and Welsh government to continue working together to keep up the level of support.

"The county borough continues to face significant challenges and needs to draw on outside help to deliver its priorities."

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