Compensation & Benefits: New company car mileage rates

30 January 2012 |

From 1 December 2009, HMRC approved rates payable to an employee for use of a company car for business purposes have changed with immediate effect.

(HMRC explained that the one month’s prior notice previously given for such changes does not apply).

The new rates are as follows:

Engine size




Up to  1400cc








Over 2000cc




HMRC confirms that petrol hybrid cars are treated as petrol cars for this purpose.


Company cars – advisory fuel rates

Rates and Allowances – travel

For further information or to discuss the issues raised, please contact Guy Abbiss ( or Libs Davies ( on +44 (0) 203 051 5711.


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