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.
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 rates will increase by the Retail Price Index increase for September 2012 from 1 April 2013.