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HM Revenue and Customs Brief 22/09


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Issued 30 March 2009

Increase in fuel duty rates from 1 April 2009


This note sets out the fuel duty rates that will apply from 1 April 2009, as announced at the 2007 and 2008 Budgets and confirmed at the last Pre-Budget Report.


Duty rates will be as follows:

Fuel duty rates from 1 April 2009

Heavy Oil


Duty rate per litre () On and after 1 April 2009

Heavy oil (diesel) + 1.84 p 0.5419
Light Oil    
Unleaded petrol + 1.84 p 0.5419
Rebated oils & rebated biofuels    
Light oil delivered to an approved person for use as furnace fuel + 0.34 p 0.1000
Marked gas oil + 0.35 p 0.1042
Fuel oil + 0.34 p 0.1000
Heavy oil other than fuel oil, gas oil or kerosene used as fuel + 0.34 p 0.1000
Kerosene to be used as motor fuel off-road or in an excepted vehicle + 0.35 p 0.1042
Biodiesel for off-road use + 0.35 p 0.1042
Biodiesel blended with gas oil + 0.35 p 0.1042
Biodiesel + 1.84 p 0.3419
Bioethanol + 1.84p 0.3419
Road fuel gases   Duty rate per kg ()
Road fuel Natural Gas (NG), including biogas + 2.66 p 0.1926
Road fuel gas other than NG, eg Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) + 4.05 p 0.2482

Further Information

If you have any questions about this change, please contact the National Advice Service on Tel 0845 010 9000.

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