How much is council tax?

Delivering more with less - Budget 2021-22

Cllr Stephen Cowan, Leader of Hammersmith & Fulham letter to residents

Council tax levels

Band A

Council tax rate for 2021-22: £797.08

This has increased by £47.42 on the rate for 2020-21 which was £749.66.

This increase is made up of:

  • £10.51 for H&F
  • £21.06 for the GLA
  • £15.85 for the government’s adult social care precept.

Band B

Council tax rate for 2021-22: £929.93

This has increased by £55.32 on the rate for 2020-21 which was £874.61.

This increase is made up of:

  • £12.26 for H&F
  • £24.57 for the GLA
  • £18.49 for the government’s adult social care precept.

Band C

Council tax rate for 2021-22: £1062.77

This has increased by £63.23 on the rate for 2020-21 which was £999.54.

This increase is made up of:

  • £14.02 for H&F
  • £28.08 for the GLA
  • £21.13 for the government’s adult social care precept.

Band D

Council tax rate for 2021-22: £1,195.62

This has increased by £71.13 on the rate for 2020-21 which was £1,124.49.

This increase is made up of:

  • £15.77 for H&F
  • £31.59 for the GLA
  • £23.77 for the government’s adult social care precept.

Band E

Council tax rate for 2021-22: £1,461.31

This has increased by £86.94 on the rate for 2021-22 which was £1,374.37

This increase is made up of:

  • £19.28 for H&F
  • £38.61 for the GLA
  • £29.05 for the government’s adult social care precept.

Band F

Council tax rate for 2021-22: £1,727.01

This has increased by £102.74 on the rate for 2020-21 which was £1,624.27.

This increase is made up of:

  • £22.78 for H&F
  • £45.63 for the GLA
  • £34.33 for the government’s adult social care precept.

Band G

Council tax rate for 2021-22: £1,992.70

This has increased by £118.55 on the rate for 2019-20 which was £1,874.15.

This increase is made up of:

  • £26.28 for H&F
  • £52.65 for the GLA
  • £39.62 for the government’s adult social care precept.

Band H

Council tax rate for 2021-22: £2,391.24

This has increased by £142.26 on the rate for 2020-21 which was £2,248.98.

This increase is made up of:

  • £31.53 for H&F
  • £63.18 for the GLA
  • £47.54 for the government’s adult social care precept.

Explanation of adult social care charges

In 2015 the government created the adult social care (ASC) precept, which allowed councils who provide social care to adults to increase their share of council tax by up to an extra 2%. This precept was introduced by Hammersmith & Fulham on 1 April 2019. 

The Government has said that this precept must be shown as a separate charge on all council tax bills. The income generated can only be used for adult social care services.

The ASC precept is required to be shown as a cumulative figure on the council tax bill.

So for example, based on a D band property the increases are as follows:

2020/21 H&F charge - £762.63
2020/21 ASC charge - £29.7
Total - £792.42

The ASC increase for 2021/22 is £23.77. This figure represents a 3% rise on the overall bill as shown below:

2021/22 H&F charge - £778.40
2021/22 ASC charge - £53.56
Total - £831.96

Which band am I in?

You can check your property band on your council tax bill or online if you have an H&F My Account.

You can also check the council tax band of any property on the GOV.UK website.

Pay it

Ways to pay your council tax

My Account

Manage your council tax account online

  • Check your statements
  • Make payments
  • Apply for sole occupier discount
  • Let us know if you are moving