top-sliced

top-sliced

A British financial term referring to a reduction in resource allocation applied proportionally across all budget lines.
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Or 99% in English - take your pick But still Wrexham Council has the discriminatory Office of the Welsh Language Commissioner on their backs making questionably reasonable demands under the discriminatory Welsh Language Measure As usual, cost is no object to the taxpayer-funded Welshlanguage industry and it's all money top-sliced from front-line services.
Actually British taxpayers' money, top-sliced in Europe with a pittance doled back on a begging bowl.
"We were expecting cuts of about PS18 million, but a further PS5 million has been 'top-sliced' to pay for pet projects and inspections that add little to front line policing.
Head teacher Caroline Pryer said Northumberland County Council top-sliced the school's funding by PS75,000 for the financial year 2012/13 to support smaller schools across the county and this year it is scheduled to lose a further PS59,000.
A change in the way fulltime student places were allocated impacted on the nation's smaller institutions in 2012, with 52% of Wales' total annual university intake "top-sliced" and reallocated.
Mr Bailey fears the PS286m top-sliced farm payments may disappear into a funding black hole.
"It is being top-sliced from the formula grant and redistributed via the New Homes Bonus.
Mr Farry has pledged to identify efficiency savings to offset this gap but will also be assisted by funds top-sliced from other Stormont departments, excluding health, justice and education.
Councils are having their budgets top-sliced by pounds 400m - up to seven times more than necessary they complain - with the money going to new academies nationwide to buy in support services, including from private firms.
But this will see pounds 200,000 top-sliced from the budget handed to the island's schools.
Experts believe the move could cut the risk of the BBC's licence fee cash being "top-sliced" and given to commercial networks to help them meet public service broadcasting commitments such as regional news shows.
However, if this was not shocking enough, it was then reported that more money could be 'top-sliced' at any time!