To recall, President Duterte signed the 2019 budget only in mid-April as the two houses of Congress had squabbled over 'pork' funds such that the government underspent
around P1 billion a day between January and April.
According to his analysis, that year the NT government underspent
on Indigenous housing, roads, welfare and services to community by $334m, while overspending on services to industry and other areas by $375 million.
THE Department for Transport accepted a budget cut of pounds 683m last year then underspent
by more than pounds 1bn, a report by MPs has said.
The issue was raised by Plaid Cymru's Lord Wigley who said it would be "more prudent" to allow the devolved administrations to carry forward any money underspent
at the end of the year, rather than to rush to spend it.
THE NHS has underspent
by almost pounds 1.7billion this year - but health chiefs are refusing to use the extra money on vital services.
COUNCILLORS say serious questions needed to be asked why an authority had underspent
by pounds 3.4m last year at a time it was making deep cuts.
The Northumberland Care Trust underspent
by pounds 244,000; North Tyneside Primary Care Trust by pounds 121,000; and Sunderland Teaching Primary Care trust by pounds 89,000.
You will probably be aware that the first tranche of objective one money was underspent
. The second tranche of about pounds 800m is well under-committed - by something like pounds 40m - leaving a whopping underspend thus far.
MORE than a third of Scots councils underspent
their roads budgets by a total of pounds 28million last year, according to the AA.
The delayed approval of the P3.7-trillion 2019 national budget took its toll on infrastructure development as the government underspent
P81.5 billion in projects during the first half.
In case they have forgotten, they underspent
by PS370million last year.
Recto pointed out that the government underspent
some P827 million a day last year, as disbursement fell short of program by P302.7 billion.
The Chief Executive's Office underspent
* Overtime budgets "continue to be closely managed and monitored" and police overtime is currently pounds 23,600 underspent
with a small forecast overspend by the year end.
SIR - Any initiative that helps keep 8,000 Welsh workers in work and assists 175 companies prepare for economic recovery cannot be described as a "red herring" ("Recession-busting scheme 'oversold and underspent
'", Jan 9).