AFRs: Current advisory fuel rates for company cars from 1 March 2020

  • AFRs: The latest Advisory Fuel Rates, current from 1 March 2020
  • Small diesel and medium LPG rates reduced
  • No change in rate for electric cars

The Government announced the latest Advisory Fuel Rates (AFRs) taking effect on 1 March 2020.

Large petrol and diesel cars are reduced by a penny, and mid-sized LPG rates have been increased by a penny. There's no change to rates for electric vehicles.

Electric vehicles continue to have a mileage allowance of 4p per mile this quarter.

Find out more about AFRs in our guide to reclaiming business mileage here.

What are the current advisory fuel rates?

AFRs effective from 1 March 2020 are as follows:

Petrol Advisory Fuel Rates from 1 March 2020

Engine capacity Amount per mile Change since 1 December 2019
Below 1,400cc 12 ppm No change
1,401cc - 2,000cc 14 ppm No change
Over 2,000cc 20 ppm -1 pence

 

Diesel Advisory Fuel Rates from 1 March 2020

Engine capacity Amount per mile Change since 1 December 2019
Below 1,600cc 9 ppm No change
1,601cc - 2,000cc 11 ppm No change
Over 2,000cc 13 ppm -1 pence

 

LPG Advisory Fuel Rates from 1 March 2020

Engine capacity Amount per mile Change since 1 September 2019
Below 1,400cc 8 ppm No change
1,401cc - 2,000cc 10 ppm +1 pence
Over 2,000cc 14 ppm No change

The Advisory Fuel Rates applicable between 1 December 2019 and 1 March 2020 can still be applied to claims up to 31 March 2020. Large petrol and diesel cars have a lower rate this quarter.

Advisory Fuel Rates 1 December 2019 to 29 February 2020

Capacity Petrol Diesel LPG
Small 12 ppm 9 ppm 8 ppm
Medium 14 ppm 11 ppm 9 ppm
Large (over 2.0-litre) 21 ppm 14 ppm 14 ppm

Hybrid cars should be treated as either petrol or diesel, as appropriate.

AFRs are reviewed quarterly. You can use the previous rates for up to a month from the date the new ones apply. Older rates are available on the HMRC website.

The next new announcement of Advisory Fuel Rates will be published on 1 June 2020.