'Communities First empowered people but didn't tackle poverty'

A replacement for Communities First will concentrate on getting people into work, Labour AM John Griffiths has said.

The Welsh Government's anti-poverty scheme was axed and an assembly inquiry later found it had "a near impossible task".

A report said no single programme could have the ability to make "significant in-roads" into reducing poverty in Wales.

Equality committee chairman Mr Griffiths said it had done a lot of good work in community development and empowering people.

But he admitted much of the work did not directly tackle poverty.