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Advisory fuel rates for company cars

New company car advisory fuel rates have been published and took effect from 1 September 2021.

The guidance states: 'you can use the previous rates for up to one month from the date the new rates apply'. The rates only apply to employees using a company car.

The advisory fuel rates for journeys undertaken on or after 1 September 2021 are:

Engine sizePetrol
1400cc or less12p
1401cc - 2000cc14p
Over 2000cc20p
Engine sizeLPG
1400cc or less7p
1401cc - 2000cc8p
Over 2000cc12p
Engine sizeDiesel
1600cc or less10p
1601cc - 2000cc12p
Over 2000cc15p

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

  • reimburse employees for business travel in their company cars
  • 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 4p per mile. Electricity is not a fuel for car fuel benefit purposes.

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

Internet link: GOV.UK