budget squeeze

budget squeeze

A financial situation in which resources are limited. We're in a real budget squeeze and can't afford a setback like this right now.
See also: budget, squeeze

budget squeeze

and budget crunch
n. a situation where there is not enough money in the budget. Facing another budget squeeze, the legislators were forced to put off their pay increase. If it wasn’t for the budget crunch, I’d get a good raise this year.
See also: budget, squeeze
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MacAskill acknowledged police had suffered from a budget squeeze.
Global Banking News-January 23, 2015--HSBC economist wants Australia to end federal budget squeeze
Over the last few years we have invested in our infrastructure and people to make sure that we have the tools and skills to serve the public, making us more efficient at a time of budget squeeze and helping us meet our financial plan.
The prime minister thanked Spaniards for the efforts they had made in 2013, when a budget squeeze, high unemployment and corruption scandals led to angry street protests.
Nato members have shared the cost of the new headquarters at a time when many are being forced to cut key military capabilities due to a budget squeeze.
Egyptian ministers say they will avoid a major budget squeeze and instead try to encourage growth by improving security and pumping in new funds.
Washington's federal budget squeeze has meant lawyers at the trial of Abu Ghaith must go on at least six weeks of unpaid leave.
While President Francois Hollande promised to do so without subjecting French voters to Greek-style austerity, his 2013 budget seeks to raise 20 billion euros in tax rises and 10 billion more in spending cuts - the biggest budget squeeze in more than half a century.
That move comes after the district was forced by a budget squeeze to lay off the region's library aides and close the libraries.
The budget squeeze has in several ways accelerated the pace at which libraries are switching from physical to digital collections, according to our studies.
Biggest Losers are Training; Compliance Assistance The biggest loser in the budget squeeze is Educational Policy and Development (EPD).
But, while Radio 3 shows increasing signs of budget squeeze, it is good news that the Proms budget has actually been increased.
A group of 10 government employee credit unions, caught in a bitter stand-off a year ago with the Missouri Department of Transportation and forced to relocate as a result of a state budget squeeze, is making headway in finding new sites, with one CU rebranding and opting for a community charter.
Republicans in Congress could put the budget squeeze on two key agencies, the Securities and Exchange Commission and the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, to slow Obama's Wall Street reforms passed last year.
Belgian Defence Minister Pieter De Crem, who is hosting the meeting, says the EU should use the budget squeeze as a catalyst to boost cooperation within Europe that can cut costs by pooling resources and avoiding the duplication of resources.