It's more difficult for those on low and middle incomes to cover their basic needs as the price of essentials such as food and electricity increase.
The primary function of any government is to ensure the most vulnerable are the number one priority.
The Scottish Government is aware of the challenges people face, and is doing everything in its powers to mitigate Westminster's damaging policies.
At the SNP Conference in Perth, good news came in an announcement that the Scottish Government will take over responsibility for the Social Fund in April, and increase it by £9million, creating a Scottish Welfare Fund.
This fund will provide crucial financial assistance to hard-pressed households, lone parents, the disabled, unemployed and the elderly.
The Scottish Welfare Fund will have £23.9m at its disposal to provide essential crisis support for those who need it the most.
The extra funds will provide a lifeline to an additional 100,000 people, many of whom will be in Glasgow.
More people are now relying on food parcels – Citizens Advice Scotland figures show that requests for food parcels from the Trussell Trust in Scotland have doubled in a year.
This truly shocked me. At the Trust's food bank in Glasgow, almost 200 people received food parcels between April and September this year.
As these figures are just for Trussell Trust food banks, they don't cover the other locations where food parcels are handed out such as churches or community centres.
Glaswegians relying on food parcels will now be able to turn to the Scottish Welfare Fund for help too.
As well as supporting the vulnerable, we must encourage investment – it's already happening in Glasgow's East End in the run up to the Commonwealth Games.
The news that the Scottish Government has given final approval for plans to unlock hundreds of millions of pounds of private investment to regenerate Glasgow city centre is very welcome.
The jobs and training opportunities this will provide will help more young people into the world of work.
I have the hustle and bustle of Buchanan Street just round the corner from my office, and each week I see the new Buchanan Quarter development evolving.
Companies want to bring their business to Glasgow. Just this week we heard that mobile operator 'Three' is creating almost 400 jobs in Glasgow, many tar-geted at young people.
One of my first jobs was in a Glasgow call centre as a teenager, and it provided me with great experience of the world of work, the lessons from which I still use today.