Advisory fuel rates for company cars

New company car advisory fuel rates have been published which took effect from 1st September 2020. The rates only apply to employees using a company car.

The guidance states that ‘you can use the previous rates for up to one month from the date the new rates apply.’ 

The advisory fuel rates for journeys undertaken on or after 1st September 2020 are as follows:

Engine Size – Petrol

1400cc or less – 10p

1401cc – 2000cc – 12p

Over 2000cc – 17p


Engine Size – LPG

1400cc or less – 7p

1401cc – 2000cc – 8p

Over 2000cc – 12p


Engine – Diesel

1800cc – 8p

1601cc – 2000cc – 10p

Over 2000cc – 12p


Her Majesty’s Revenues and Customs (HMRC) guidance states that the rates only apply when you either reimburse employees for business travel in their company cars or require employees to repay the cost of fuel used for private travel.

These advisory fuel rates must not be used in any other circumstances.

The Advisory Electricity Rate for fully electric cars is 4 pence per mile. Electricity is not a fuel for car fuel benefit purposes.

Laura Bright at Harvey, Telford & Bates comments on the new advisory rates:

“With these rates having come into place in September, it is now paramount that businesses adhere to the new fuel advisory rates. If you would like to discuss the new rates or have any queries you can get in touch with a member of our expert team.”

For assistance or to discuss car policy queries, please contact us at  01743 462604 or email us at to schedule an appointment.

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