Hardly a week goes by without another pension scheme being taken over by the Pension Protection Fund (PPF). It exists to rescue final salary pension schemes when a firm goes bust – or when it would go bust if it wasn’t relieved of its pension liabilities. The PPF began in 2005 and now provides pensions for more than 230,000 individuals from more than 850 schemes. The PPF pension (or “compensation”, as it’s called) will usually be less than the one promised.
Many people worry about Inheritance Tax (IHT), which we can become liable for if we leave more than £325,000 to our loved ones. Rising property values have meant a growth in the numbers of estates that have to pay, and in the amount paid – but IHT is still very much a tax more feared than actually paid, with only about one in 20 estates ultimately having to pay.
Mifid II needs to be much more than just another acronym that conceals the real charges pictureIt started with a Kiss. Ever since that useful acronym “Keep It Simple Stupid” became the key to designing warplanes in 1960, the financial services industry has been searching for new ones to enable it to do just the opposite. Unlike jet fighters, complexity rather than simplicity is what keeps investment fund margins in the stratosphere. Attempts began in 1994 with key features documents.
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".