By Oliver Milman:
While the recent high-profile slip-up by Brumby’ssuggests that small businesses might use the carbon tax to hit consumers with price rises, early data suggests otherwise.
The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission says the first two weeks of the controversial tax have seen 630 complaints and enquiries from people over businesses’ behaviour. In a pool of more than 8,000 complaints in that period, this number isn’t exceptional.
While there are examples of entrepreneurs risking the wrath of the corporate regulator, it appears that most SMEs are getting on with the job of reducing their exposure to the carbon tax, rather than simply heaping it onto customers.
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