An update on the health of Britain’s banks will arrive this week when the Bank of England publishes the results of its latest ‘stress tests’ for the sector. When they were introduced in 2014, these tests were hotly anticipated and pored over for yet more trouble lurking within the beleaguered banks. Thankfully, these days the serious bad news appears to be in the past, although the tests can still show up the odd nasty surprise.
As much as it might be complained about, tax on investment gains is now only a minor concern for most ordinary investors. The annual limits on tax-efficient saving are currently set at levels that mean only those with very high sums to set aside need worry. Most can contribute £40,000 a year into a pension (although watch the Budget for possible news on that), while the rise in the ISA allowance this year to £20,000 means the majority of investors can shelter their gains from the tax man.
Chancellor Philip Hammond will have multiple competing interests to satisfy when he delivers his Budget next week. Not only does he need to keep spending and borrowing on track to meet deficit reduction targets that are already slipping, he is also expected to produce measures that can shore up the Government’s sliding popularity after its faltering election campaign earlier this year.
@CantSwingACat Took me years to work out that my machine needs quite a long time to drain after it finishes before the door will unlock. Which I would say means it's not actually finished and that it should just pipe down until it is, but there you go.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".