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With the swingeing cuts coming down from Westminster and a Barnett Formula not fit for purpose, of course the Welsh Government have to tighten belts.
Survivors have had to tighten belts while restricting travel expenses to only the most necessary trips.
Of course it means we must all redouble efforts and tighten belts.
Nevertheless, industry experts believe the food industry in general enjoys having a good business model tat is stable because despite the hard times and the need for families to tighten belts, people have to eat.
Workers at the coalface of commerce, will in some way or other have to tighten belts still further, with fewer services being provided.
As part of the government's drive to tighten belts, operational costs were reduced from e1/41.6m in 2010 to e1/41.2m in 2011, a reduction of 18.4 per cent.
The Government should understand that you can only tighten belts so far.
Families have been forced to tighten belts and limit their expenses for heating and electricity, food, education and savings.
Europe now has to do what Asian countries did when they faced a similar crisis: Tighten belts and live within their means.
An obvious response from business is to tighten belts and seek to reduce costs in search of greater competitiveness.
Homes across Britain are having to tighten belts at the very time when fears about unemployment are reaching epidemic proportions.