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New AFRs for December 2015 announced

  • New Advisory Fuel Rates announced
  • Latest rates come into effect on December 1, 2015
  • Diesel remains the same while larger petrol engine rates reduce

Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs (HMRC) has released the latest Advisory Fuel Rates (AFRs) which will come into effect from December 1.

Petrol cars from 1,400cc see rates reduce by 1ppl from the last quarter, while all rates for petrol engines 1,400cc and below remain unchanged from September 1.

All diesel rates remain the same for the next quarter and only large LPG engines over 2,000cc see rates decrease by 1ppl,

AFRs are recommended guidelines for organisations to set for their drivers when claiming expenses for business miles. It is not mandatory to follow the guidelines but the majority of companies do. You can still use the previous rates for up to one month from the date the new rates apply, and hybrid cars are treated as either petrol or diesel cars for this purpose.

The new rates are as follows:

Petrol

1,400cc or less - 11p (no change)

1,401-2,000cc - 13p (down by 1p)

Over 2,000cc - 20p (down by 1p)

Diesel

1,600cc or less - 9p (no change)

1,601-2,000cc - 11p (no change)

Over 2,000cc - 13p (no change)

LPG

1,400cc or less - 7p (no change)

1,401-2,000cc - 9p (no change)

Over 2,000cc - 13p (down by 1p)

These rates are reviewed quarterly and the latest AFRs apply to journeys made on or after December 1. The next new rates will be announced before March 1 next year.