Policy News Journal - 2014-15

This means that Pay As You Earn (PAYE) customers who have company cars will be able to make any changes online to their company cars and will no longer have to wait for HMRC to update their tax code for them.

HMRC’s Chief Digital and Information Officer, Mark Dearnley, said:

“HMRC is rolling out customer-focused digital services that are so straightforward and convenient that everyone who can use them will choose to do so.

Our digital services will deliver significant savings to HMRC’s customers in both the cost of phone calls and time spent dealing with the department. They will also mean that people can deal with the department when it is most convenient for them – rather than for us.

This trial means that we can incorporate customer’s feedback to ensure we deliver a service they want.”

The new digital service is being used with GOV.UK Verify – the new way for people to prove who they are when using government digital services.

HMRC receives about 4.3 million calls a year from customers about their tax codes.

HMRC has recently completed a public consultation on voluntary pay-rolling of benefits-in- kind, including company car benefits. Where employers adopt payrolling of benefits, customers will not need to use the new digital service as they will be paying the right amount

Advisory Fuel Rates for Company Cars from 1 March 2015

25 February 2015

HMRC have issued details of the latest Advisory Fuel Rates for Company Cars.

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.

Employers are advised to review the latest available data in February, May, August and November each year.

The new rates are:

Engine size



1400cc or less



1401cc to 2000cc



Over 2000cc



Engine size


1600cc or less


1601cc to 2000cc


Over 2000cc


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

Follow this link for details on how the rates are calculated

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