exchequer exchequer  /ˈɛks ˌtʃɛ kər/

Definition(s):

  • (n) the funds of a government or institution or individual

Usage(s):

  • With 2,000,000 men on the dole, with steel-trap Chancellor Philip Snowden set to catch every extravagance at the exchequer, thoughtful Britons learned last week that it costs $3 .

News

  1. RANsquawk Week Ahead - 10th June 2013

    Timid men prefer the calm of despotism... Privatization is back on the political stroke economic agenda this morning after a report commissioned by Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne in the UK looks like he will be set to return...
    on June 10, 2013     Source: Zero Hedge

  2. Osborne: Privatization Program for TSB (Lloyds Group)

    Privatization is back on the political stroke economic agenda this morning after a report commissioned by Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne in the UK looks like he will be set to return bailed out banks to the private sector. Lloyds Bank Group got a whacking £46 billion to shore up its dire financial situation in the wake of the financial crisis in 2008 and 2009. The proviso at that ...
    on June 10, 2013     Source: Zero Hedge

  3. Osborne Says Transaction Tax Unlawfully Extraterritorial

    U.K. Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne said a European Union plan to tax financial transactions with ties to participating nations is “unlawfully extraterritorial” and would hinder growth in the region.
    on June 5, 2013     Source: Bloomberg

Quotes

  1. Gordon Brown wrote to the chairman of the Senior Salaries Review Body, Bill Cockburn, asking him to "consider the full range of options for reducing the Exchequer contribution" to MPs' pensions, which cost the Treasury £12 million a year.
    on Feb 13, 2009 By: Gordon Brown Source: Scotsman

  2. "We are playing a huge game of catch-up with our water infrastructure following decades of under-investment," Environment Minister John Gormley said yesterday. "Exchequer investment in water infrastructure has increased to an average of...
    on Jan 24, 2010 By: John Gormley Source: Irish Independent

  3. George Osborne, the shadow chancellor, said this evening: "Gordon Brown's government is unravelling by the hour. Yesterday, the chancellor of the exchequer said the government needed to sharpen up its act. Today a senior Labour peer has, in his own...
    on Apr 17, 2008 By: George Osborne Source: guardian.co.uk

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