A total of £100m was spent by Welsh councils in redundancy payments over the last three financial years, the Tories have claimed.

New figures from Freedom of Information Act responses and annual accounts show how the overall scale of payouts has climbed in the Welsh local government sector since 2012.

A Tory AM claimed the figures would be the “tip of the iceberg” if plans for Welsh council mergers go ahead.

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I am a journalist and author. I am a journalist at the UK edition of WIRED magazine. In 2015, my first book Freedom of Information: A Practical Guide for UK Journalists, was published. My second book Reed Hastings: Building Netflix, was published in March 2020. I created FOI Directory in 2012 and have maintained it in my spare time ever since.