- The Daily Telegraph
- STRUGGLING small business owners are
reporting a hit to their profits from the carbon tax - but are
unwilling to pass increased costs on to customers because of the tough
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.
With many high street retailers experiencing slow trading conditions, a mere 8 per cent favoured the carbon tax.