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Are you still offering free fuel?

The Cost of Providing BIK fuel

The example below is based on a 40% tax payer driving 10,000 private miles in a company car with 25% BIK.

Tax on the fuel BIK is £2,450 which is equivalent to 20,417 private miles of fuel at 12ppm.  So the driver would need to do over 20,417 private miles for free fuel to be financially beneficial.

If only 10K private miles are driven, removing free fuel could save over £4K to the employer, or the saving could be split between employee and employer.

Fully expensed savings

Fully Expensed Fuel

Amending or removing a perceived benefit can be a tricky process, but we can provide individual statements to each employee to show what their ‘free fuel’ costs them in BIK tax compared to the cost of fuel used for private mileage.  We are also on hand to answer any questions your employees have and talk through the figures.
As per the example above, in our experience, most drivers’ private mileage is considerably below the cost of their BIK and this difference will be further amplified during the pandemic.
Even if private mileage begins to increase again, significant savings will still be available.

Read how we helped Lyreco achieve big savings.

For the few drivers who genuinely benefit from free fuel, we can help you deliver it in a more cost effective way.

It’s not too late to make the saving for this tax year.  But employees will need to repay the cost of their private fuel before 6th July 2021.

For more information, please get in touch with us using the contact details or form below.  We’d love to help you.

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