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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It was reported that the Chief of the Air Staff, Air Chief Marshal Sir Glen Torpy, had said RAF pilots would do more training in simulators this year because of the budget squeeze.
This will increase the budget squeeze on discretionary programs, leaving little room for increases if current deficit levels are to be maintained or reduced.
On average, Spanish families spend 55 percent of their income on housing, and the resulting budget squeeze limits their ability to make other purchases.
If you find yourself in a budget squeeze looking for someplace to cut costs, analyze your situation.
Although the state is in a budget squeeze, the bill would not affect that since the state can get the entire amount from available federal grants.
For one thing, fundraising is easier in schools in more affluent areas: professional parents are in a better position to fill the financial gap in the face of a budget squeeze. And that means better equipped classrooms.
Because that requirement makes no distinction between restraining federal spending and raising tax rates, it encourages the illusion that higher tax rates are the politically easy way out of any future budget squeeze.
The following issues are addressed: (1) the budget squeeze over competition for public funds; (2) continued growth in demand for oversight and accountability of institutions; (3) pressures to increase access, productivity and cost containment; (4) student-aid reforms brought on by new legislation; (5) changing research priorities with slowed federal funding; (6) race and diversity issues; (7) the national health care debate and its effect on institutions of higher education; (8) continued public scrutiny of and pressure to reform intercollegiate athletics; (9) involvement by institutions of higher education in public school reform; and (10) elimination of mandatory faculty retirement ages in 1994.
But he fears the budget squeeze could threaten the huge progress in recent decades in how children with learning disabilities are taught and helped to thrive.
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.
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 consumer group Which?.
This means millions of workers have seen the house hold budget squeeze worsen, with inflation running at 3.3 per cent.
It is true that in the age of a severe budget squeeze, some councils have introduced a charge for collecting waste.
By then, federal payments under the Secure Rural Schools Act may have expired, compounding the long-standing budget squeeze caused by rising expenses and stagnant income.