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Advisory fuel rates for company cars

New company car advisory fuel rates have been published which take effect from 1 September 2020. The rates only apply to employees using a company car. The guidance states:

'You can use the previous rates for up to one month from the date the new rates apply.'

The advisory fuel rates for journeys undertaken on or after 1 September 2020 are:

Engine size Petrol
1400cc or less 10p
1401cc - 2000cc 12p
Over 2000cc 17p
Engine size LPG
1400cc or less 7p
1401cc - 2000cc 8p
Over 2000cc 12p
Engine size Diesel
1600cc or less 8p
1601cc - 2000cc 10p
Over 2000cc 12p

HMRC guidance states that the rates only apply when you either:

  • reimburse employees for business travel in their company cars or
  • require employees to repay the cost of fuel used for private travel.

You must not use these rates in any other circumstances.

The Advisory Electricity Rate for fully electric cars is 4 pence per mile. Electricity is not a fuel for car fuel benefit purposes.

If you would like to discuss your car policy, please contact us.

Internet link: GOV.UK AFR