INVERCLYDE residents should benefit from a one-off £100 water windfall to help tackle the crisis in living costs during the pandemic, says an election candidate.

Labour's Francesca Brennan, who is standing at the upcoming Holyrood election, says Scottish Water should give a water tax rebate to local households.

She says the utility company has built up 'obscene' cash reserves and should now give money back, as well as halting any increases in charges.

She said: “Water customers across Inverclyde have been overcharged for years and they need the money in their household budgets at this time, not sitting unused in Scottish Water’s bank vaults.

"By delivering an immediate flat-rate £100 rebate on their next water bill, every household in Inverclyde will benefit - with the poorest households benefitting most."