Tax and travel
The 3.02p per litre increase in fuel duty that was planned for 1 January 2013 has been cancelled. The increase had already been deferred from the original planned date of 1 August 2012.
Furthermore, the 2013/14 increase planned for 1 April 2013 will be deferred to 1 September 2013, and for the remainder of the Parliament subsequent increases will take effect on 1 September each year instead of 1 April.
Company car tax
HMRC has published figures showing that the car fuel benefit charge multiplier will increase from £20,200 in 2012/13 to £21,100 in 2013/14. Meanwhile, the van fuel benefit charge will increase from £550 to £564.
Ahead of Budget 2013, the Government will consult on providing time-limited incentives through company car tax to encourage the purchase and development of ultra-low emission vehicles.
Air Passenger Duty
Air Passenger Duty rates will increase by the Retail Price Index increase for September 2012 from 1 April 2013.