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Q:

What are the current advisory fuel rates (AFRs)?

A:

Rates from March 1, 2020

The new reimbursement rate for a diesel car with an engine size of more than 2,000cc decreases by 1p per mile (ppm), from 14ppm to 13ppm.  

However, the rates for a diesel company car with an engine of 1,601cc to 2,000cc stays the same, as does the rate for a diesel car with an engine of 1,600cc or less.

There is also a 1ppm reduction for the reimbursement rate for a petrol company car with an engine size of more than 2,000cc. It is reduced from 21ppm to 20ppm, while the remaining petrol rates remain unchanged. 

Meanwhile, the AFR for LPG vehicles with an engine of 1,400cc or less will stay the same at 8ppm, as will the rate (14ppm) for LPG company cars with an engine size of more than 2,000cc. 

However, for LPG vehicles with an engine from 1,401-2,000cc, the rate increases from 9ppm to 10ppm. 

Hybrid cars are treated as either petrol or diesel cars for AFR purposes.

The advisory electricity rate (AER) for plug-in cars remains unchanged at 4ppm.

The rates below take effect from March 1, 2020.

Engine size Petrol - amount per mile LPG - amount per mile
1400cc or less 12 pence 8 pence
1401cc to 2000cc 14 pence 10 pence
Over 2000cc 20 pence 14 pence

 

Engine size Diesel - amount per mile
1600cc or less 9 pence
1601cc to 2000cc 11 pence
Over 2000cc 13 pence

 

NOTE: From September 1, 2018 HMRC introduced an advisory fuel rate (AFR) for pure electric cars at 4 pence per mile (ppl).

The new rate, called the Advisory Electricity Rate (AER), has been set at 4p per mile and will be published alongside AFRs for petrol, diesel and LPG (liquefied petroleum gas) cars based on engine size.

Plug-in hybrid and hybrid cars will continue to be treated as either petrol or diesel models for mileage reimbursement purposes.


Previous rates, valid from December 1, 2019. 

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

Engine size Petrol - amount per mile LPG - amount per mile
1400cc or less 12 pence 8 pence
1401cc to 2000cc 14 pence 9 pence
Over 2000cc 21 pence 14 pence

 

Engine size Diesel - amount per mile
1600cc or less 9 pence
1601cc to 2000cc 11 pence
Over 2000cc 14 pence