Poor households have been hit harder than the rich by soaring inflation this year, research found. Think tank the Resolution Foundation said living costs since January have been driven up by higher housing, food and drink prices. These hammer poorer families more than most, with food and non-alcoholic drink gobbling up an average 18% of their weekly spend, that's double the 9% for the richest fifth of households.
Working families are “caught in a vice”, despite soaring inflation slowing last month, critics warned. The consumer prices index measure of inflation was 2.6% in the year to June, down sharply from 2.9% in May, said the Office for National Statistics. The drop was mainly due to lower petrol and diesel prices. But experts warned the slowdown could be temporary. And at 2.6%, inflation is still much higher than the rate at which wages are rising.
The cost of car insurance has rocketed to a record high. Figures from the Association of British Insurers (ABI) show the average premium in the three months to June leap by £48 to £484 a year. The 11% year on year rise was four times the rate of inflation. In June alone, the average premium reached £498 - with further increases to come. The main reason for the sharp rise - the biggest in the five years the ABI has collected the data - is Government changes to payouts for crash victims.
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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 Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
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, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
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".