INVERCLYDE MSP Stuart McMillan says the findings of a report into poverty and inequality should be a turning point in lifting people in Inverclyde out of deprivation.

The Social Justice and Fairness Commission has called for a bold approach to tackling child poverty and drugs deaths, the creation of a National Care Service and full devolution of employment law to the Scottish Parliament.

Mr McMillan, who was a member of the commission, said: "Given the acute challenges facing my constituency in particular, I was pleased to be a member and I welcome this report.

"We now have an opportunity not simply to go back to how things were before Covid but to address some of the challenges which have been thrown into sharp focus by the pandemic.

"We must consider how we build back a fairer, more equal country."