Company cars - fuel rates fall

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HMRC’s advisory fuel rates have dropped.

The new rates, which began on March 1, 2019 only apply when you:

  • Reimburse employees for business travel in their company cars
  • Require employees to repay the cost of fuel used for private travel*

The rates for almost all cars and vans has fallen, diesel cars of up to 1,600cc and fully electric cars remain unchanged.

Engine size

Petrol – amount per mile

LPG – amount per mile

1400cc or less



1401cc to 2000cc



Over 2000cc




Engine size

Diesel – amount per mile

1600cc or less


1601cc to 2000cc


Over 2000cc


Note: You can use your own rates which better reflect your circumstances if, for example, your cars are more fuel efficient, or if the cost of business travel is higher than the guideline rates.*

For further information on company cars or any other tax matter contact Ellis & Co on 01244 343504.

*Figures from HMRC