A statutory instrument laid after Budget 2012 will increase the car fuel benefit charge multiplier from £18,800 to £20,200 from 6 April 2012. The multiplier will increase by two per cent above the rate of inflation (based on RPI) in 2013-14.
The van fuel benefit charge multiplier will be frozen at £550, and will increase by inflation in 2013-14. The 2013-14 changes will be made by statutory instrument in autumn 2012.
Legislation will be introduced in Finance Bill 2012 to increase the appropriate percentage for company cars emitting more than 75g of carbon dioxide per kilometre by one percentage point to a maximum of 35 per cent in 2014-15.
In both 2015-16 and 2016-17, the appropriate percentages of the list price subject to tax will increase by two percentage points, to a maximum of 37 per cent.
From April 2016, the Government will remove the three percentage point diesel supplement so that diesel cars will be subject to the same level of tax as petrol cars.
From April 2015, the five year exemption for zero carbon cars and the lower rate for ultra low emission cars will come to an end as legislated in Finance Act 2009.
The appropriate percentage for zero emission and all low carbon cars emitting less than 95g of carbon dioxide per kilometre will be 13 per cent in 2015-16, and will increase by two percentage points in 2016-17.