HMRC has published the latest advisory fuel rates (AFR) for company car users, effective from 1 December 2022, with a rise in the electric car rate.
The advisory fuel rates that apply from 1 December 2022 have decreased by 1p for all petrol engine sizes and increased by 1p for LPG vehicles compared with the September 2022 rates.
The equivalent diesel vehicle rate for vehicles under 2000cc and those over 2000cc remain unchanged.
The previous rates, effective September 2022, can be used for up to one month from the date the new rates apply.
The rates only apply in the following circumstances:
These rates cannot be used in any other circumstances. If the rates are used, it is not necessary to apply for a dispensation to cover the payments made.
From 1 December 2022 the advisory fuel rate for fully electric cars will rise from 5 pence to 8 pence per mile. In line with advisory fuel rates, this electric rate will also be reviewed quarterly from 1 December 2022.
When employees are reimbursed for business travel in their company cars, HMRC will accept there is no taxable profit and no Class 1A national Insurance to pay.
Advisory fuel rates from 1 December 2022
|Engine size||Petrol – amount per mile (previous)||LPG – amount per mile (previous)|
|1400cc or less||14p (15p)||10p (9p)|
|1401cc to 2000cc||17p (18p)||12p (11p)|
|Over 2000cc||26p (27p)||18p (17p)|
|Engine size||Diesel – amount per mile|
|Up to 1600cc||14p (14p)|
|1601cc to 2000cc||17p (17p)|
|Over 2000cc||22p (22p)|
Hybrid cars are treated as either petrol or diesel cars for this purpose.
HMRC reviews rates quarterly on 1 March, 1 June, 1 September, and 1 December.