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Current advisory fuel rates for company cars from 1 March 2019

  • Company car Advisory Fuel Rates, current from March 1st 2019
  • Reductions for all petrol, LPG and diesel cars above 1,601cc
  • No change in rate for electric cars

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

Nearly all rates have been reduced apart from the smallest diesels, and larger LPG rates have been reduced by 2p. 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 2019 are as follows:

Petrol Advisory Fuel Rates from 1 March 2019

Engine capacity Amount per mile Change since 1 December 2018
Below 1,400cc 11ppm -1 pence
1,401cc - 2,000cc 14ppm -1 pence
Over 2,000cc 21ppm -1 pence

 

Diesel Advisory Fuel Rates from 1 March 2019

Engine capacity Amount per mile Change since 1 December 2018
Below 1,600cc 10ppm No change
1,601cc - 2,000cc 11ppm -1 pence
Over 2,000cc 13ppm -1 pence

 

LPG Advisory Fuel Rates from 1 March 2019

Engine capacity Amount per mile Change since 1 Dcember 2018
Below 1,400cc 7ppm -1 pence
1,401cc - 2,000cc 8ppm -2 pence
Over 2,000cc 13ppm -2 pence

The Advisory Fuel Rates applicable between 1 December 2018 and 1 March 2019 can still be applied to claims up to 31 March 2019. All rates apart from small diesels have been reduced this quarter.

Advisory Fuel Rates 1 December 2018 to 28 February 2019

Capacity Petrol Diesel LPG
Small 12ppm 10ppm 8ppm
Medium 15ppm 12ppm 10ppm
Large (over 2.0-litre) 22ppm 14ppm 15ppm

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 June 2019.