budget squeeze

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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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And some of them are in perpetual budget squeezes -- for instance, needing to catch up on payments to their pension systems for government workers.
Appearing before the Commons Home Affairs Committee, she suggested the force was having to look at what it is "not able to do" following budget squeezes.
In times of NHS cutbacks, budget squeezes and waiting list targets, it is wonderful to see hospital optometry thriving and leading the way in the clinical development of the profession.
But it warns that community-managed facilities cannot be the "solution" to local authority budget squeezes, saying "delivery of library services in Wales should be led by professionals who bring the necessary knowledge and expertise to the role."
NIACE said it was "extremely concerned" at the scale of the cuts, which come after the Welsh Government announced there would be severe budget squeezes on the further education (FE) budget as part of its budget plans for 2014-2015, while ATL Cymru said the cuts could be "devastating" for colleges and individuals.
Past budget squeezes have also given the City Council and its Budget Committee an understanding of citizens' priorities.
would have to be ripped up amid further budget squeezes despite warnings of "nightmarish" cuts to come.
But because of efforts to help schools serving some of the toughest parts of England and Wales to improve in recent years, those in more middle class areas may face the biggest budget squeezes in the coming months, he warned.
True, nursing homes have survived the state budget squeezes of the past couple of years in pretty good shape, with surprisingly few drastic cuts.
To be sure, the new Bush budget squeezes domestic discretionary spending, which houses many of these services.
The armed services are clamoring to accelerate major weapons programs that have been delayed by budget squeezes in the past.
Last year there were warnings that police could find it more difficult to detect crime if councils switched off cameras in order to cut costs amid budget squeezes.
"The budget squeezes facing schools across Wales are well publicised and we wouldn't be able to make investments such as these without money raised from external sources.
Steve Thomas, the chief executive of the Welsh Local Government Association (WLGA), told a National Assembly committee that claims that councils could go to the wall in the wake of huge cuts to local authorities' spending announced by the Welsh Government for 2014-15 were "fair comments", adding that long-term budget squeezes could mean local authorities were unable to provide services they are required to by law.
But because of efforts to help schools serving some of the toughest parts of England and Wales, those in more middle class areas may face the biggest budget squeezes in the coming months.