Van Benefit

  • Van benefit is chargeable if the van is available for an employee's private use.
  • A fuel benefit may also be chargeable if an employee has the benefit of private fuel paid for in respect of a company van.
  • The charges do not apply to vans if a 'restricted private use condition1' is met throughout the year.
  • A reduced benefit charge may apply to vans which cannot emit CO2 when driven. 
Van benefits 2020/21
Van benefit£3,490
Fuel benefit£666

1 Restricted private use condition: A van benefit is not chargeable if a restricted private use condition is met throughout the tax year. The condition is met if:

  • the terms on which the van is made available to the employee prohibit its private use otherwise than for the purposes of ordinary commuting or travel between two places that is for practical purposes substantially ordinary commuting; and
  • neither the employee nor a member of their family or household makes private use of the van other than for those purposes; and
  • the van is available to the employee mainly for use for the purposes of the employee’s business travel.

The last point means that the van cannot be used for commuting purposes alone.

 

  • Van benefit is chargeable if the van is available for an employee's private use.
  • A fuel benefit may also be chargeable if an employee has the benefit of private fuel paid for in respect of a company van.
  • The charges do not apply to vans if a 'restricted private use condition1' is met throughout the year.
  • A reduced benefit charge may apply to vans which cannot emit CO when driven.
Van benefits 2019/20
Van benefit£3,430
Fuel benefit£655

1 Restricted private use condition: A van benefit is not chargeable if a restricted private use condition is met throughout the tax year. The condition is met if:

  • the terms on which the van is made available to the employee prohibit its private use otherwise than for the purposes of ordinary commuting or travel between two places that is for practical purposes substantially ordinary commuting; and
  • neither the employee nor a member of their family or household makes private use of the van other than for those purposes; and
  • the van is available to the employee mainly for use for the purposes of the employee’s business travel.

The last point means that the van cannot be used for commuting purposes alone.