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AFRs: Current advisory fuel rates for company cars from 1 September 2019

  • AFRs: The latest Advisory Fuel Rates, current from 1 September 2019
  • Decreases for some petrol and diesel cars, middle LPG rate increased
  • No change in rate for electric cars

The Government announced the latest Advisory Fuel Rates (AFRs) taking effect on 1 September, 2019.

Larger petrol and mid-sized diesel rates have been decreased 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 September 2019 are as follows:

Petrol Advisory Fuel Rates from 1 September 2019

Engine capacity Amount per mile Change since 1 June 2019
Below 1,400cc 12 ppm No change
1,401cc - 2,000cc 14 ppm -1 pence
Over 2,000cc 21 ppm -1 pence

 

Diesel Advisory Fuel Rates from 1 September 2019

Engine capacity Amount per mile Change since 1 June 2019
Below 1,600cc 10 ppm No change
1,601cc - 2,000cc 11 ppm -1 pence
Over 2,000cc 14 ppm No change

 

LPG Advisory Fuel Rates from 1 September 2019

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

The Advisory Fuel Rates applicable between 1 June 2019 and 1 September 2019 can still be applied to claims up to 31 August 2019. All rates apart from small diesels have been reduced this quarter.

Advisory Fuel Rates 1 June 2019 to 31 August 2019

Capacity Petrol Diesel LPG
Small 11 ppm 10 ppm 8 ppm
Medium 15 ppm 12 ppm 9 ppm
Large (over 2.0-litre) 22 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.

We’re expecting the next new announcement of Advisory Fuel Rates to appear on 1 December 2019.