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In accounting, a slang term for adding numbers vertically on a page.
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A spokesman said: "It is a fact that the public, unfortunately, have to foot the bill every time the RMT call a strike and the responsibility for this cost to the public rests with the RMT."
"However I do not think it is fair to the taxpayer for the NHS to foot the bill for patients who had their operation privately." Eight private healthcare companies, he said, had pledged to follow the same guidelines as those set out for NHS patients.
The LGA, which represents about 350 councils in England and Wales, is calling for councils to be given stronger powers to ensure road works are timed to cause the minimum disruption and to guarantee roads are repaired properly Councillor Peter Box, of the LGA, said: "Contractors should not be allowed to get away with botching road repairs and then leaving council taxpayers to foot the bill.
But doesn't that make it all the more cost-effective for government to foot the bill instead of penalising the rest of us as firms forced to pay out pass on the costs to their customers?
By comparison, 35% reported that tenants expect added security costs to be passed along to them while 15% say that tenants willingly will foot the bill.
However, the local organising committee, who are dealing with the issue on the German side, claim they are still in the dark and that the debate rages as to who will foot the bill.
And if he wins, private schools will take the pot and public schools will foot the bill."
The measures were approved in late September, and the G8 nations--Germany, Italy, Japan, Russia, and the U.S.--will foot the bill.
In the Andean region, for instance, construction on new hotels is already underway in four Ecuadoran cities alone--Quito, Guayaquil, Cuenca and Manta--with local investors helping to foot the bill. Investments in Manta and Guayaquil are the closest to completion, with inauguration scheduled for 2007.
Instead the family was contacted by Mrs Beckham's mother, Jackie Adams, who said the couple would bedelighted to foot the bill. "I just want to say thank you.
Government has attempted to help families foot the bill through a combination of subsidies and tax credits.
Luckily, P2P United, a group that represents several file-sharing sites, offered to foot the bill after hearing about the situation.