Staff will not incur benefit-in-kind tax for charging electric vehicles at work

Autumn Budget 2017: Employees that charge their electric vehicles at work will not incur a benefit-in-kind charge on the electricity used.

Chancellor Philip Hammond announced the move, which will come into effect from April 2018, during his Autumn Budget 2017 speech today (22 November).

The announcement is part of the government’s focus on electric vehicles, which includes a new £400 million charging infrastructure fund, an extra £100 million investment in the plug-in-car grant, and £40 million in charging research and development.