Advisory fuel rates fall

HMRC's latest advisory fuel rates have been reduced across the board, except for diesel cars with engine sizes of 1,600cc or less which are unchanged.

Fuel prices were relatively high throughout much of 2018, but they fell towards the end of the year with this trend continuing into 2019.

The advisory fuel rates per mile from 1 March are:

Engine size

Petrol

Diesel

LPG

1400cc or less

11p

 10p

 7p

1401cc to 1600cc

14p

 10p

 8p

1601cc to 2000cc

14p

11p

 8p

Over 2000cc

21p

13p

13p

The advisory electricity rate for fully electric cars is 4p per mile. Hybrid cars are treated as either petrol or diesel models.

Rates can only be used to reimburse employees for any business travel in their company cars, or where employees are required to repay the cost of fuel used for private travel. The next review is 1 June, although current rates can also be used throughout June.