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Current advisory fuel rates from 1 December 2018

  • Advisory Fuel Rates current from December 1st 2018
  • Larger diesel increased by 1p, LPG also increased.
  • No change in rates for petrol cars.

The Government announced the latest Advisory Fuel Rates (AFRs) taking effect on 1 December, 2018.

Larger diesel cars get an increase, with no change for petrol. LPG-fuelled vehicles have increased allowances, and there are no reductions for any fuel type or capacity.

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

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

The new AFRs effective from 1 December 2018 are as follows:

Petrol Advisory Fuel Rates from 1 December 2018

Engine capacity Amount per mile Change since 1 September 2018
Below 1,400cc 12p No change
1,401cc - 2,000cc 15p No change
Over 2,000cc 22p No change

 

Diesel Advisory Fuel Rates from 1 December 2018

Engine capacity Amount per mile Change since 1 September 2018
Below 1,600cc 10p No change
1,601cc - 2,000cc 12p No change
Over 2,000cc 14p +1p

 

LPG Advisory Fuel Rates from 1 December 2018

Engine capacity Amount per mile Change since 1 September 2018
Below 1,400cc 8p +1p
1,401cc - 2,000cc 10p +1p
Over 2,000cc 15p +2p

The Advisory Fuel Rates applicable between 1 September 2018 and 1 December 2018 can still be applied to claims up to 31 December 2018. LPG rates have been increased this quarter.

Advisory Fuel Rates 1 September 2018 to 30 November 2018

Capacity Petrol Diesel LPG
Small 12p 10p 7p
Medium 15p 12p 9p
Large (over 2.0-litre) 22p 14p 13p

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 March 2019.