City workers get double-digit wage rises while lowest-paid see 1% increase | UK cost of living crisis

City workers received double-digit wage rises while people on the lowest incomes were paid annual increases of just 1% in the last year, according to a study that illustrates the ability of better-paid workers to protect themselves from the cost of living crisis. The CEBR (Centre for Economics and Business Research) said workers in the … Read more

All caretaker, no responsibility: how a dying government slipped freebies to its mates

On its way to electoral oblivion, the Morrison government keeps the dollars flowing to select beneficiaries, in defiance of the 70-year-old parliamentary “caretaker” convention, writes #Mate. On 16th May, five days before the election, the then Minister for Industry, Energy and Emissions Reduction, Angus Taylor, announced a $30 million grant to Boral to “explore the … Read more

Whitmer Announces More than 80 percent of City of Benton Harbor Lead Service Lines Replaced

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 7, 2022 Contact: press@michigan.gov Governor Whitmer Announces More than 80% of City of Benton Harbor Lead Service Lines Replaced as Work Continues Ahead of Schedule LANSING, Mich.– Today, Governor Whitmer visited Benton Harbor to meet with homeowners and inspect the progress made on replacing the city’s lead service lines (LSLs). During … Read more

Dynamic crusader Rosie Batty gives domestic violence survivors a voice

Rosie Batty’s horrific story of her 11-year-old son’s tragic death eight years ago sent shockwaves around Australia and the world. Her only child Luke was murdered by his father in front of horrified bystanders during cricket practice in their hometown of Melbourne. Losing a child is every parent’s worst nightmare. When their death is at … Read more

At Mid-year, US Merger Filings Down From 2021’s Torrid Pace, But Still Far Above the Historic Average

WAMS worldwide Merger control filing activity by competition authorities around the world Subscribe Stay current on your favorite topics Contact us Interested in a jurisdiction not yet covered? White & Case Antitrust/Competition is a “one-stop shop for global deals.” The Legal 500 US About the WAMS dataset White & Case collects and analyzes data from … Read more