These rates apply from 1 March 2017 and have remained constant (with the exception of petrol cars with engines over 2000c) on the previous quarter rates. The previous rates can be used for up to one month from the date the new rates apply.
The rates apply in the following circumstances:
- reimburse employees for business travel in their company cars; or
- require employees to repay the cost of fuel used for private travel.
These can’t be used in any other circumstances. If they are used, it is not necessary to apply for a dispensation to cover the payments made.
When employees are reimbursed for business travel in their company cars, HMRC will accept there is no taxable profit and no Class 1A national Insurance to pay.
Advisory fuel rates from 1 March 2017
|Engine size||Petrol – amount per mile||LPG – amount per mile|
|1400cc or less||11p||7p|
|1401cc to 2000cc||14p||9p|
|Engine size||Diesel – amount per mile|
|1600cc or less||9p|
|1601cc to 2000cc||11p|
Hybrid cars are treated as either petrol or diesel cars for this purpose.
HMRC review rates quarterly on 1 March, 1 June, 1 September and 1 December.