A pressure group has called for 'urgent reform' of the Local Government Pension Scheme after a £54 billion black hole in 2010 to 2011.
Merthyr Tydfil County Brough Council was found to have a pension deficit of over £2,000 per head of the local population - the highest in the UK.
The Taxpayers' Alliance said the combined pension deficit for all UK local authorities was £54 billion in 2010-2011, and claimed that current arrangements are "inflexible and too expensive".
Robert Oxley, Taxpayers' Alliance
The Welsh Local Government Association has issued a strong response to the claims, saying the report does not reflect changes already made to the scheme