But we ask them to exercise selfrestraint, to recognise it is wrong to accept huge bonuses when customers are tightening belts
to simply make ends meet.
This week the Nationwide marked confidence down, the British Retail Consortium warned high street sales growth is slowing, the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply found service sector growth slowing, and the CBI cautioned consumers were tightening belts
Everyone in the country is tightening belts
, and it's high time this budget of pounds 9.
A Taxpayers' Alliance spokesman said: "This is a shockingly large amount of money to spend purely on cars, especially given all the Government's rhetoric about tightening belts
and cutting down on pollution.
Ms Armstrong said: 'Coming after six years of tightening belts
in exchange for empty promises of future job security, strong feelings were expressed that the workforce had given much, but were being rewarded with little.
Stores blamed families tightening belts
after a series of price rises.
and using council revenues more effectively has become a major issue during the election campaign.
NEW Telewest boss Charles Burdick said yesterday he'd be tightening belts
further this year.
The column inches predicting the next crash build up negative sentiment to such an extent that even those with no interest in the financial world suddenly become experts and go round telling everybody it is time for tightening belts