So the carbon tax won’t hurt small business, eh?
SMALL business owners are are unable to pass on rising costs from the carbon tax because of unfair competition from landlords and big retailers, a lobby group says.
A national survey of 186 small firms has found 50 per cent are reporting carbon tax-related price hikes to power bills and other supplies. But only 33 per cent are making their clientele pay.
That’s OK. Everybody knows small businesses have huuuuuge profit margins.
Some businesses claimed the effect of the tax is so bad they may have to close some operations.
“We have to consider closing one business down to keep the other business open because of the carbon tax,” said Doug Cush, the owner of Bellata Gold Pasta, in the northern NSW electorate of New England.
A real vote winner.
Should be fun when those quarterly power bills start coming in.