New advisory fuel rates from 1 March 2012

Published: Friday 9 March 2012

HMRC now reviews the advisory fuel rates quarterly. The rates effective from 1 March 2012 can be found at and a summary of the VAT figures, along with historical rates, can be found in the attached document.

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.
The advisory fuel rates are provided by HMRC as guideline fuel only mileage rates for company cars. They can be used to negotiate dispensations for mileage payments for business travel in company cars and are intended to reflect actual average fuel costs. 

The rates only apply where employers:
• reimburse employees for business travel in their company cars
• or require employees to repay the cost of fuel used for private travel
If you want to find out more about advisory fuel rates and the VAT implications please call
Adam Lloyd on 01242 237661 or email him at