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John Walker, 66, reached the end of a five-year court battle today when London’s Supreme Court ruled that an exemption in the Equality Act which lets employers exclude same-sex partners from spousal benefits paid in to pensions funds before December 2005 is discriminatory and breaches EU equality laws. From today, employers will no longer be able to take advantage of this exemption. Five judges unanimously allowed Mr Walker’s appeal against an earlier ruling against him.
In the interim findings of its Retirement Outcomes Review, published today (12 July) the regulator noted some pension schemes do not have a drawdown feature, but instead require consumers to transfer out of their accumulation product and purchase a new product with a drawdown feature to access their savingsAs a result, consumers have moved into drawdown with their accumulation provider just so they can access their tax-free cash before retirement.
FTSE 100 companies deriving significant revenues from abroad have had a decent tailwind from the weaker pound since Britain’s vote for Brexit, and fund managers suggest this trend will continue. Ryan Hughes, head of fund selection at AJ Bell: “Sterling has weakened as investors move away from the currency and this can be positive for some investments.
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 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".