false economy


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false economy

An initial attempt to save money that ends up costing a person more money in the future. Although people often join wholesale clubs for the discounts, it ends up being a false economy because they spend more there than they would at a regular grocery store. Not getting regular oil changes might save you money in the short term, but it's a false economy because you'll ruin your engine.
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FACTUAL Our favourite finanical expert (left, with Angellica Bell), looks at whether cheap life insurance is a false economy and how to get a train travel bargain.
And it's a false economy to drive down wages of loyal staff when profit-hungry private agencies are charging the equivalent of double pay.
It is bad policy and a false economy, because better public health, better preventative measures and advice from pharmacists means better treatment in the community and helps save the NHS money.
The cuts to nursing training that have resulted in soaring agency costs are just one example of their false economy.
What W I have said is that agency nurses are costing the NHS PS1,269 a minute and this highlights the false economy practised by the present government.
Why oh why can't Sir Albert Bore get it through to his cabinet that this is a false economy and by not collecting green waste he's creating problems and financial damage and making Birmingham a laughing stock?
Is it the growers, the importers or the wholesale buyers or are they making it less of a health hazard; or are the public being conned into a false economy.
Is it the growers, the importers or the wholesale buyers or are they making it less of a health hazard, or are the public being conned into a false economy.
It was a false economy and a couple of years ago redundancy notices were imposed on North Tees and Hartlepool staff to intimidate employees to comply.
Cutting rehabilitation services is a false economy.
If the station was in London or Manchester Network Rail would simply not be allowed to get away with this false economy.
It's a false economy as it increases the risk of potential damage to a vehicle and the likely repair costs.
I'll be hopping on a plane tonight to go to see the big one tomorrow and hopefully by then False Economy will have won the Powers Gold Cup (4.
The organization strongly urged action against global warming, saying, ''Delaying action is a false economy.
PLANS to slash pounds 350m from the legal aid bill will hit the vulnerable most - and be a false economy, Elfyn Llwyd has warned.