Unavoidable Costs

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Unavoidable Costs

Costs a company incurs regardless of the operational decisions it makes. Examples of unavoidable costs include rent, office supplies and some taxes.
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Fuel is an uncontrollable cost," affirms Mike Carr, fifth-generation owner.
Energy costs that were previously seen as simply a fixed and uncontrollable cost are now seen as a variable cost.
At Norton Asset Management, our only uncontrollable cost is health insurance (and that's a doozy
Doing so would require bidding contractors to secure a true fixed-price contract to mitigate the uncontrollable cost overruns that are too often passed on to the unsuspecting public.
9 percent will allow us to continue the Recovery Act work, maintain our fiscal year 2010 staffing level, cover mandatory pay and uncontrollable cost increases, and reinvest savings from nonrecurring costs and efficiencies to further enhance our productivity and effectiveness.
Food Marketing Institute group vice president for government relations Jennifer Hatcher notes that credit card swipe fees "are the second highest cost and the only completely uncontrollable cost businesses face.
Their pay led to a cycle of things to create a totally uncontrollable cost structure.
employers perceive health care as a significant, uncontrollable cost.
Asthma, obesity, diabetes, hypertension and other chronic diseases are driving our health system off a cliff, creating a tsunami of uncontrollable cost and unnecessary suffering for millions of people in our state.
In fact, interchange fees charged on debit/credit card transactions are swiftly becoming the most uncontrollable cost facing retailers, already far exceeding the actual cost of card transactions, FMI president Tim Hammonds noted.
Finance director Jim Clarkesaid of the six months to 23 January: 'It's a case of almost uncontrollable cost increases at a time when revenue growth has been quite modest.
Besides, when a business has to pay for legal and consulting support, it faces an uncontrollable cost.