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HMRC updates advisory fuel rates

By / 4 years ago / Latest News / 1 Comment

HMRC has published updated advisory fuel rates (AFRs) for the next quarter with a change to the petrol rates, following its initial publication of the new figures last week.

Fuel pump

HMRC has published latest advisory fuel rates.

The new rates had ushered in a 1p per mile decrease for petrol-engined vehicles over 2000cc along with a 1ppm increase for LPG-engined over 2000cc. However the petrol decrease has now been scrapped and replaced with a 1ppm increase on the last quarter’s rate, bringing it to 22ppm.

All other rates stay the same.

An HMRC spokesperson said: “The advisory fuel rate for petrol cars over 2000cc will be 22 pence per mile from 1 March 2017; we had previously published an incorrect figure of 20 pence per mile, and apologise for the error.”

The new AFR figures (ones for the previous quarter in brackets) are:

Engine size Petrol LPG
1400cc or less 11p (11p) 7p (7p)
1401cc to 2000cc 14p (14p) 9p (9p)
Over 2000cc 22p (21p) 14p (13p)
Engine size Diesel
1600cc or less 9p (9p)
1601cc to 2000cc 11p (11p)
Over 2000cc 13p (13p)

Hybrid cars are treated as either petrol or diesel cars for this purpose.

Fleets can use the previous rates for up to one month from the date the new rates apply.

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Natalie Middleton

Natalie has worked as a fleet journalist for nearly 20 years, previously as assistant editor on the former Company Car magazine before joining Fleet World in 2006.