Salary-sacrifice packaging firm McMillan Shakespeare was down more than 50% earlier today, with around $549 million stripped from its market value.
When Prime Minister Kevin Rudd said he wanted to scrap salary-sacrificing tax breaks to pay for a faster move to a floating carbon price, it was never going to be good news for the company.
The changes, if they go through, will make it more expensive for people to salary-sacrifice their cars. Auto-makers were immediately affected, a lot of Australian corporates have put their schemes on hold and there’s more than a few of their employees who are annoyed.
But when McMillan Shakespeare started trading again today after going into a halt on Rudd’s announcement, its shares dived. They were trading down 44% to $8.50 at 2:27 PM. Click this link for a live price.
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