In just six weeks time people in Glasgow will elect councillors all over the city and choose who it wants to run local services for the next five years.

Before they publish their manifestos, the Glasgow Times as part of our Beat the Squeeze series has asked the four political parties, represented at the council how they would help people in the city with the cost of living crisis.

While it is recognised that the big differences can be made by the UK and the Scottish governments the council can make a difference locally.

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As well as managing schools and care services, collecting the bins and maintaining the roads the council is able to intervene in the cost of living crisis.

Through grants and funding community initiatives it can put money directly into people’s pockets or provide cash to allow charities and local groups to help with food and other essentials.

We asked the SNP, the current administration, Labour, the Conservatives and Greens what measures they would take if they were in power after the election on May 5.

As part of the Glasgow Times Beat the Squeeze series highlighting the cost of living issues affecting people we gave the parties and their leaders the opportunity to explain how they would use the council powers, budget and its influence to make interventions that would help people who are struggling as a result of increased priced and reduced income.

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Last week we highlighted people who are struggling with rising bills and debts, businesses fearful for the future and told how private sector rents are rising out of control for too many people.

We asked the parties what policies will be in their council manifesto and what proposals were in their budget plan for 2022/23 that would have helped address poverty and help with household incomes.

The budget was passed in February which saw in increase in council tax for households in Glasgow of 3%.

For homes in band A to D this was mitigated by the £150 which ultimately came form the UK Government in its cost of living assistance package.

Others in the higher bands, if they qualify for a council tax discount based on income would also be eligible.

The parties included some measures in their budget plans.

The SNP, who budget was passed with support from the Greens included £1m to provide fuel top ups and energy advice as bills rise further.

It proposed £500,000 for a financial inclusion support officer programme in schools and £150,000 to continue a one parent families income maximization scheme, and the same amount for a similar scheme for disability groups.

It included £200,000 for community support for vulnerable people in communities.

Labour’s plan included restoration the annual £100 payment to over-80s, costing £1.5m and almost £800,000 for help to tackle the cost of the School Day and increase the level of School Clothing Grant to £150 in Primary School, and to £170 in Secondary School.

The Conservatives also proposed to continue the universal ‘affordable warmth payment of £100 to all pensioners over 80 years of age in the city.

The Greens package also proposed the same measures as the SNP on Help with energy costs.

Financial inclusion in schools, one parent families and community support.

Tomorrow we will publish the response we received from the four parties.