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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The nation's second-busiest system by daily passengers is at a critical point in its history as it faces growing safety concerns and fares, declining ridership and a budget squeeze.
But with a PS69m budget squeeze, councillors are considering ending the subsidy, affecting up to 456 pupils who currently get free bus passes to travel to and from a faith school.
Global Banking News-January 23, 2015--HSBC economist wants Australia to end federal budget squeeze
A senior Liberal Democrat councillor hit out at the plans, which are part of the authority's budget squeeze, and said they could be open to a legal challenge.
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.
FAMILIES BRACED FOR BUDGET SQUEEZE HALF of people expect their budgets to be squeezed even harder in 2014 than in 2013, according to a survey by consumer group Which?
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.
This means millions of workers have seen the house hold budget squeeze worsen, with inflation running at 3.
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.
It is true that in the age of a severe budget squeeze, some councils have introduced a charge for collecting waste.
Biggest Losers are Training; Compliance Assistance The biggest loser in the budget squeeze is Educational Policy and Development (EPD).