There's been a lot of talk about Making Tax Digital regarding what it means for small business owners — and rightly so, given that it's going to dramatically impact the way they keep track of their finances. But one aspect of the MTD transition that's been relatively overlooked is how it's going to impact accounting firms. While many accountants are on board with the idea of MTD (in theory at least), concerns remain about the transition itself.
When the UK first sought entry to the EEC in the early 1960s, Northern Ireland and its relationship to the Republic of Ireland barely featured at all in the negotiations. The main point of Unionist opposition to EEC entry was the possibility of labour migration from the Republic of Ireland to the North, which was constrained by the 1947 Safeguarding of Employment Act (Northern Ireland). This act required people moving to Northern Ireland, including British citizens, to obtain a work permit.
One of the first things you learn when you start working with multiple SMEs is that no two are alike. In fact, in most cases, they expect totally different things from their relationship with their accountant. One wants you to check in each quarter to make sure they’re not accidentally leaving themselves liable to fines, one wants you to hold their hand and review every single transaction, and another wants to drop all their receipts on your desk once a year.
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".