Advisory fuel rates fall

HMRC's latest advisory fuel rates have been reduced across the board, except for diesel cars with engine sizes of 1,600cc or less which are unchanged.

Fuel prices were relatively high throughout much of 2018, but they fell towards the end of the year with this trend continuing into 2019.

The advisory fuel rates per mile from 1 March are:

Engine size




1400cc or less




1401cc to 1600cc




1601cc to 2000cc




Over 2000cc




The advisory electricity rate for fully electric cars is 4p per mile. Hybrid cars are treated as either petrol or diesel models.

Rates can only be used to reimburse employees for any business travel in their company cars, or where employees are required to repay the cost of fuel used for private travel. The next review is 1 June, although current rates can also be used throughout June.

This newsletter is for general information only and is not intended to be advice to any specific person. You are recommended to seek competent professional advice before taking or refraining from taking any action on the basis of the contents of this publication. The newsletter represents our understanding of law and HM Revenue & Customs practice as at 15 April 2019.

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