Road Fuel Scale Charges from 2016

Road Fuel Scale Charge

For periods starting after 30 April 2016

The fuel scale charge applies to all business cars which are used for private motoring. The following table sets out the fuel scale charges for VAT periods commencing after 30 April 2016.

The amount listed under Scale Charge is the VAT inclusive amount. You need to subtract the VAT due to get the figure to include in Box 6 on your VAT Return.

Where the CO2 emission figure is not a multiple of five, the figure is rounded down to the next multiple of five to determine the level of the charge. For a bi-fuel vehicle which has two CO2 emissions figures, the lower of the two figures should be used. For vehicles for which unable to find a CO2 emissions figure, you should identify the CO2 band based on engine size, as follows:

  • if its cylinder capacity is 1,400 cubic centimetres or less, use CO2 band 140
  • if its cylinder capacity exceeds 1,400 cubic centimetres but does not exceed 2,000 cubic centimetres, use CO2 band 170
  • if its cylinder capacity exceeds 2,000 cubic centimetres, use CO2 band 225 or more.

Whilst every effort has been made to ensure that the figures in the following tables are accurate you should still check the official tables published by HMRC.

12 month period 3month period 1 Month period
CO2 band Charge £ VAT £ Charge £ VAT £ Charge £ VAT £
120 or less 467.00 77.83 116.00 19.33 38.00 6.33
125 699.00 116.50 175.00 29.17 58.00 9.67
130 747.00 124.50 186.00 31.00 61.00 10.17
135 792.00 132.00 197.00 32.83 65.00 10.83
140 841.00 140.17 209.00 34.83 69.00 11.50
145 886.00 147.67 221.00 36.83 73.00 12.17
150 934.00 155.67 233.00 38.83 77.00 12.83
155 979.00 163.17 245.00 40.83 81.00 13.50
160 1,028.00 171.33 256.00 42.67 85.00 14.17
165 1,073.00 178.83 268.00 44.67 89.00 14.83
170 1,121.00 186.83 279.00 46.50 92.00 15.33
175 1,166.00 194.33 291.00 48.50 96.00 16.00
180 1,214.00 202.33 303.00 50.50 101.00 16.83
185 1,259.00 209.83 314.00 52.33 104.00 17.33
190 1,308.00 218.00 326.00 54.33 108.00 18.00
195 1,353.00 225.50 338.00 56.33 112.00 18.67
200 1,401.00 233.50 350.00 58.33 116.00 19.33
205 1,446.00 241.00 362.00 60.33 120.00 20.00
210 1,495.00 249.17 373.00 62.17 123.00 20.50
215 1,540.00 256.67 384.00 64.00 128.00 21.33
220 1,588.00 264.67 396.00 66.00 132.00 22.00
225 or more 1,633.00 272.17 408.00 68.00 135.00 22.50

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