ring-fence


Also found in: Medical, Financial.

ring-fence

vb (tr)
1. (Banking & Finance) to assign (money, a grant, fund, etc) to one particular purpose, so as to restrict its use: to ring-fence a financial allowance.
2. (Banking & Finance) to oblige (a person or organization) to use money for a particular purpose: to ring-fence a local authority.
n
(Banking & Finance) an agreement, contract, etc, in which the use of money is restricted to a particular purpose

ring-fence


Past participle: ring-fenced
Gerund: ring-fencing

Imperative
ring-fence
ring-fence
Present
I ring-fence
you ring-fence
he/she/it ring-fences
we ring-fence
you ring-fence
they ring-fence
Preterite
I ring-fenced
you ring-fenced
he/she/it ring-fenced
we ring-fenced
you ring-fenced
they ring-fenced
Present Continuous
I am ring-fencing
you are ring-fencing
he/she/it is ring-fencing
we are ring-fencing
you are ring-fencing
they are ring-fencing
Present Perfect
I have ring-fenced
you have ring-fenced
he/she/it has ring-fenced
we have ring-fenced
you have ring-fenced
they have ring-fenced
Past Continuous
I was ring-fencing
you were ring-fencing
he/she/it was ring-fencing
we were ring-fencing
you were ring-fencing
they were ring-fencing
Past Perfect
I had ring-fenced
you had ring-fenced
he/she/it had ring-fenced
we had ring-fenced
you had ring-fenced
they had ring-fenced
Future
I will ring-fence
you will ring-fence
he/she/it will ring-fence
we will ring-fence
you will ring-fence
they will ring-fence
Future Perfect
I will have ring-fenced
you will have ring-fenced
he/she/it will have ring-fenced
we will have ring-fenced
you will have ring-fenced
they will have ring-fenced
Future Continuous
I will be ring-fencing
you will be ring-fencing
he/she/it will be ring-fencing
we will be ring-fencing
you will be ring-fencing
they will be ring-fencing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been ring-fencing
you have been ring-fencing
he/she/it has been ring-fencing
we have been ring-fencing
you have been ring-fencing
they have been ring-fencing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been ring-fencing
you will have been ring-fencing
he/she/it will have been ring-fencing
we will have been ring-fencing
you will have been ring-fencing
they will have been ring-fencing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been ring-fencing
you had been ring-fencing
he/she/it had been ring-fencing
we had been ring-fencing
you had been ring-fencing
they had been ring-fencing
Conditional
I would ring-fence
you would ring-fence
he/she/it would ring-fence
we would ring-fence
you would ring-fence
they would ring-fence
Past Conditional
I would have ring-fenced
you would have ring-fenced
he/she/it would have ring-fenced
we would have ring-fenced
you would have ring-fenced
they would have ring-fenced
Mentioned in ?
References in classic literature ?
But amid that mass ran a vein of which he was too good and honorable a man to like the avowal even to himself: it was undeniable that the union of the two estates--Tipton and Freshitt-- lying charmingly within a ring-fence, was a prospect that flattered him for his son and heir.
The British pensions regulator has said that banks' ring-fence plans that are likely to cause material detriment to their defined benefit (DB) pension schemes will have to be cleared by The Pensions Regulator (TPR).
Subject to planning permission to alter the signage on the branch, the rebranding move is coming well ahead of the requirement to ring-fence its high street arm by 2019.
Ring-fence extra cash for Welsh health GIVEN that the UK Conservative government has announced additional NHS funding of PS10 billion a year above inflation by 2020, I call upon Ken Skates AM and Labour ministers in Wales to ring fence expected consequential funding for the health service in Wales.
3bn when they ring-fence their retail and investment arms.
The consultation sets out key details, in the form of draft statutory instruments, on the ring-fence, including the scope of the ring-fence, the de minimis exemption from ring-fencing and the prohibitions on ring-fenced banks activities, and on the framework for applying loss absorbency requirements to systemic banks.
Summary: London: Britain's biggest banks will face being broken up if they fail to ring-fence their .
Summary: George Osborne is set to warn Britain's biggest banks that they will face complete separation if they flout new rules to ring-fence risky operations from savers' deposits.
Summary: Britain's banks will be broken up if they fail to ring-fence retail operations from their investment divisions to avoid any future state bailouts of lenders, finance minister George Osborne warned on Monday.
A MERSEYSIDE MP has called for a government minister to ring-fence library funding.
Waikato District Health Board's (DHB) decision to ring-fence 78 positions for new graduates appears to be paying off for the new graduates and the board.
But he is considering an important concession to banks angered by ICB proposals to ring-fence depositor cash from riskier operations and investment banking.