Advisory fuel rates for company cars

5 Mar 2019

New company car advisory fuel rates have been published which took effect from 1 March 2019. The guidance states: ‘You can use the previous rates for up to one month from the date the new rates apply’. The rates only apply to employees using a company car.

The advisory fuel rates for journeys undertaken on or after 1 March 2019 are:


Engine size                                      Petrol

1400cc or less                                  11p

1401cc - 2000cc                              14p

Over 2000cc                                   21p

Engine size                                       LPG

1400cc or less                                  7p

1401cc - 2000cc                              8p

Over 2000cc                                   13p

Engine size                                      Diesel

1600cc or less                                  10p

1601cc - 2000cc                              11p

Over 2000cc                                   13p


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.

You must not use these rates in any other circumstances.

If you would like to discuss your car policy, please contact us.