Ministers propose reducing number of councils from 22 to 10

21 Mar 2018

Plans that could see Wales’ 22 councils merged to as few as ten have been resurrected by the Welsh Government. The last set of merger plans had been scrapped after the 2016 assembly election in favour of regional joint working, which has now been dropped.

Local Government Secretary Alun Davies said radical change is needed. But the announcement was greeted with “disquiet and confusion” in the sector, according to the Welsh Local Government Association (WLGA).