How much is council tax?

This year, we’ve agreed a Safer Streets Budget - read our 2020-21 annual report (pdf 1.7MB).

This year’s budget sees council tax rise by less than inflation – a real terms cut. We can only invest in services and we maintain the third lowest council tax in England through ruthless financial efficiency – modernising the council, clawing back millions from property developers, driving productivity and cutting waste.

Brexit continues to offer huge uncertainty for local businesses and families across our borough. We are yet to see how it will play out. We remain committee to working with our closest neighbours and biggest economic partners to deliver shared prosperity and security across our continent.

Hammersmith & Fulham residents have the third lowest council tax bills in the country.

Government austerity has cut £68million from our funding over the last 10 years – a 54% real terms reduction.
Despite continued austerity, we have pegged the council tax rise at 1.99% - significantly below the government’s official inflation rate (RPI).

In the last five years, we’ve stripped out £93m of wasteful spending and negotiated a record £685m from property developers.

We work hard to ensure everyone pays their fair share of council tax – we strive to improve our collection rates each year. The rates are currently at 97.5% of the total owed.

Council tax levels

Band A

Council tax rate for 2020-21: £749.66

This has increased by £27.98 on the rate for 2019-20 which was £721.68.

This increase is made up of:

  • £10.11 for H&F
  • £10.16 for the government’s adult social care precept
  • £7.71 for the GLA.

Band B

Council tax rate for 2020-21: £874.61

This has increased by £32.64 on the rate for 2019-20 which was £841.97.

This increase is made up of:

  • £11.80 for H&F
  • £11.85 for the government’s adult social care precept
  • £8.99 for the GLA.

Band C

Council tax rate for 2020-21: £999.54

This has increased by £37.29 on the rate for 2019-20 which was £962.25.

This increase is made up of:

  • £13.47 for H&F
  • £13.55 for the government’s adult social care precept
  • £10.27 for the GLA.

Band D

Council tax rate for 2020-21: £1,124.49

This has increased by £41.96 on the rate for 2019-21 which was £1,082.53.

This increase is made up of:

  • £15.16 for H&F
  • £15.24 for the government’s adult social care precept
  • £11.56 for the GLA.

Band E

Council tax rate for 2020-21: £1,374.37

This has increased by £51.28 on the rate for 2019-20 which was £1,323.09.

This increase is made up of:

  • £18.52 for H&F
  • £18.63 for the government’s adult social care precept
  • £14.13 for the GLA.

Band F

Council tax rate for 2020-21: £1,624.27

This has increased by £60.61 on the rate for 2019-20 which was £1,563.66.

This increase is made up of:

  • £21.90 for H&F
  • £22.01 for the government’s adult social care precept
  • £16.70 for the GLA.

Band G

Council tax rate for 2020-21: £1,874.15

This has increased by £69.94 on the rate for 2019-20 which was £1,804.21.

This increase is made up of:

  • £25.27 for H&F
  • £25.40 for the government’s adult social care precept
  • £19.27 for the GLA.

Band H

Council tax rate for 2020-21: £2,248.98

This has increased by £83.92 on the rate for 2019-20 which was £2,165.06.

This increase is made up of:

  • £30.32 for H&F
  • £30.48 for the government’s adult social care precept
  • £23.12 for the GLA.

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
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