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Latest AFR Rates for December 2017 announced

Date: 27 November 2017

HM Revenue and Customs has published the latest advisory fuel rates, due to be implemented from 1 December.

There have been four changes to the rates issued on 1 September, diesel and LPG-powered vehicles over 2,000cc receive a 1ppm boost after they were reduced by the same amount last time around, while petrol and LPG vehicles between 1,401cc and 2,000cc also see the same increase.

The rates apply to all journeys made on or after 1 December until further notice.  However, for one month from the date of change, employers may choose to use either the previous or new rates.

Since March 2011 the rates have been reviewed four times a year. HMRC will no longer consider changing the rates - outside of the four scheduled reviews - unless fuel prices fluctuate by more than 5% from the published rates. 

Hybrid cars are treated as either petrol or diesel cars for this purpose.

The new rates are as follows.


1600cc  or  less: 9p (no change)

1601cc  to  2000cc: 11p (no change)

Over  2000cc: 13p (up by 1p)


1400cc  or  less: 11p (no change)

1401cc  to  2000cc: 14p (up by 1p)

Over  2000cc: 21p (no change)


1400cc  or  less: 7p (no change)

1401cc  to  2000cc: 9p (up by 1p)

Over  2000cc: 14p (up by 1p)