Advisory fuel rates

HMRC has published the latest advisory fuel rates (AFR) for company car users, which applies from the 1st December 2023.  The rates for some petrol engines and all vehicles with diesel engines increased by 1p per mile.  Meanwhile, LPG engine rates for 2000cc plus vehicles fell by 1p, while the advisory electricity rate (AER) for fully electric cars dropped from 10p to 9p per mile.

According to HMRC, hybrid cars will be treated as either petrol or diesel cars for AFR purposes.  The AFR for December 2023 to February 2024 are as follows:

Fuel Advisory rates

The previous advisory fuel rates, effective September 2023, can be used for up to one month from the date the new rates apply.

These rates are only applicable to employees using company cars to either reimburse them for business travel or when an employee needs to repay the cost of fuel used for private travel. Employers must not use these rates in any other circumstances.

The AFR and AER will be updated again on 1 March 2024.

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