Changes to the Advisory Fuel Rates from 1 December 2010

4th January 2011


To reflect the increase in fuel prices, HMRC have issued new advisory fuel rates for employees driving employer provided cars. These take effect for all journeys undertaken from 1 December, so employers using the advisory rates should advise affected employees and update any expense forms as soon as possible.

The advisory fuel rates may be used for journeys undertaken on or after 1 December 2010.

Engine size                   Petrol                  Diesel                  LPG

1400cc or less                13p (12p)             12p (11p)             9p (8p)

1401cc – 2000cc             15p (15p)             12p (11p)            10p (10p)

Over 2000cc                   21p (21p)             15p (16p)            15p (14p)


According to the HMRC website:

These rates apply to all journeys on or after 1 December 2010 until further notice, allowing them to reflect fuel prices more quickly. For one month from the date of change, employers may use either the previous or new current rates, as they choose. Employers may therefore make or require supplementary payments if they so wish, but are under no obligation to do either.

Other points to be aware of about the advisory fuel rates:

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

Internet link: HMRC advisory fuel rates

Posted – 04/01/2011