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Advisory Fuel Rates for Company Cars

10th September 2018 | Written by In Accountancy | Categories : Limited Companies, News
Advisory Fuel Rates for Company Cars

New company car advisory fuel rates have been published which take effect from 1 September 2018.

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 2018 are:

Engine sizePetrol
1400cc or less12p
1401cc – 2000cc15p
Over 2000cc


Engine sizeLPG
1400cc or less7p
1401cc – 2000cc9p
Over 2000cc


Engine sizeDiesel
1600cc or less10p
1601cc – 2000cc12p
Over 2000cc



The 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.

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

Internet link: GOV.UK AFR