Two-thirds of pension schemes in the UK have black holes putting the retirement plans of millions of workers at risk. Some 3,710 schemes were in deficit at the end of 2017, with the total shortfall totalling £210billion, according to the Pension Protection Fund. That amounted to 66.4 per cent of the 5,588 pension pots monitored by the PPF, the industry lifeboat that protects savers if their company goes under.
Philip Hammond yesterday warned Europe will lose out if the City of London suffers after Brexit – and ridiculed claims a rival financial centre could be created on the Continent. Declaring Britain will refuse to sign any Brexit deal that does not include financial services, the Chancellor said punishing the City would be ‘a tremendous act of self-harm by the European Union’. He said it was a fantasy to think cities such as Frankfurt or Paris could replace London as a global financial centre.
The chairman of housebuilder Persimmon insisted its £630 million bonus scheme was necessary to keep senior executives ‘onside’ – then quit just four months later over his failure to rein in their massive payouts. The developer has faced a barrage of criticism over the lucrative deal that will see around 150 managers handed vast sums of shares in one of the biggest pay days in British corporate history.
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".