Advisory fuel rates for company cars

Industry News - 29th December 2021

New company car advisory fuel rates have been published and took effect from 1 December 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 December 2021 are:

Engine sizePetrol
1400cc or less13p
1401cc – 2000cc15p
Over 2000cc22p
Engine sizeLPG
1400cc or less9p
1401cc – 2000cc10p
Over 2000cc15p
Engine sizeDiesel
1600cc or less11p
1601cc – 2000cc13p
Over 2000cc16p

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 5p 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 AFR

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