7. Fuel Duty
Fuel Duty is included in the price you pay for petrol, diesel and other fuels used in vehicles or for heating.
You also pay standard rate VAT at 20% on most fuel, or the reduced rate of 5% on domestic heating fuel.
Fuel Duty rates
The rate you pay depends on the type of fuel.
|Type of fuel||Rate|
|Petrol, diesel, biodiesel and bioethanol||57.95 pence per litre|
|Liquefied petroleum gas (LPG)||31.61 pence per kg|
|Natural gas used as fuel in vehicles, eg biogas||24.70 pence per kg|
|‘Fuel oil’ burned in a furnace or used for heating||10.70 pence per litre|
You pay different rates on other types of fuel, depending on how they’re used.
You may have to pay a penalty and could have your vehicle seized if you use ‘rebated’ oils like red diesel or kerosene on public roads. Report red diesel used on public roads to the Customs Hotline.