Four changes to HMRC’s Advisory Fuel Rates for September

HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) has announced four changes to its Advisory Fuel Rates for the next quarter, which take effect from September 1 2017.

Diesel engined cars over 2000cc see their rates fall from 13p to 12p, while LPG cars with similar sized engines see their rates fall from 14p to 13p per mile.

At the same time, the rates for petrol and LPG cars between 1401cc and 2000cc also fall by 1p to 13p and 8p respectively. All other rates are unchanged.

The rates are as follows for the period from September 1:

Engine size Petrol LPG
1400cc or less 11p 7p
1401cc to 2000cc 13p 8p
Over 2000cc 21p 13p

Engine size Diesel
1600cc or less 9p
1601cc to 2000cc 11p
Over 2000cc 12p

In the absence of any official mileages rates, for the purpose of reimbursement of company drivers for business mileages hybrid cars can be treated as either petrol or diesel cars.

The company car advisory fuel rates are used by organisations to reimburse drivers for fuel used in incurring business, rather than private mileage. Companies can use the old rates for up to one month from the date the new rates apply.

The rates are based on current petrol and diesel prices from the Department for Energy and Climate Change, with the LPG taken from the UK average price from the AA website in the previous month.