Fuel duties

The measure

The government has announced that fuel duty rates will be frozen for fiscal year 2020/21.   


Who will be affected?

Anyone who owns a vehicle and businesses that have their own fleet of corporate vehicles. 


When will the measure come into effect?

No change is required and therefore the existing main rate of fuel duty of 57.95p per litre continues to apply. 

Our view

With the fuel duty freeze having been in place since 2010 when the previous fuel duty escalator was scrapped, fuel duty was widely tipped to be increased by the government in this budget.