Plaid Cymru says the Welsh Government has agreed to create an independent panel to set the salaries of local council chief executives. It follows pressure from the three opposition parties who threatened to defeat important legislation if no such step was taken.
Rhodri Glyn Thomas who had tabled an earlier amendment to the Local Democracy Bill welcomed what he said was a necessary 'u-turn' by the Welsh Government.
The Welsh Government has done the right thing in bringing forward this amendment. The fact that some senior officials have been able to award themselves eye-watering pay rises, while low paid council workers are denied a living wage was wrong, and the Welsh Government has done the right thing in tackling this issue.**
More top news
Supermarket worker denied raping a 24-year-old, claiming he was at home with his wife.
Officers from South Wales Police are among those searching for 16-year-old Becky Watts from Bristol, who disappeared eight days ago.
As Wales prepares to face France at Stade de France tomorrow, here are 10 match facts about the two sides.