How your council tax is spent

Council tax payers and business rate payers will find financial information to accompany their 2017/18 bill here.

Revenue expenditure and income 2017/18 (£m)

Revenue expenditure and income 2017/18 (£m) are in bold. 2016/17 figures below this year's figures.

Department

Gross expenditure

Gross income

Net expenditure

Children’s Services

72.21

26.97

45.24

 

152.39

105.01

47.38

Environmental Services

85.77

63.35

22.42

 

91.09

67.55

23.54

Adult Social Care

90.46

31.11

59.35

 

86.51

28.64

57.87

Corporate Services

19.78

3.50

16.28

 

20.03

3.44

16.59

Housing Department

23.38

17.09

6.29

 

20.33

13.55

6.78

Central Items

168.83

150.60

18.23

 

170.45

149.73

20.72

Public Health Services

23.46

23.46

0.00

 

20.83

20.83

0.00

Libraries and Archives Service 

3.62

0.96

2.66

 

3.73

0.57

3.16

Total

487.51

317.04

170.47

 

565.36

389.32

176.04

Levies (excluding Western Riverside Waste Authority [WRWA])

   

1.57

     

1.54

Contingencies/ Grant / Use of Balances

   

(8.88)

     

(4.71)

Capital financing adjustment

   

(18.95)

     

(19.36)

Net expenditure

   

144.21

     

153.51

Change in Hammersmith & Fulham’s budget

The council’s net revenue budget has decreased from £153.51 million in 2016/17 to £144.21 million in 2017/18. The decrease is made up as follows:

2015/16 council's net revenue budget (£m)

 

153.51

Inflation

2.1

 

Growth pressures and service improvements

7.27

 

Efficiency savings and income generation

(14.49)

 

Movement in reserves, provisions and one off adjustments

(4.18)

 

2016/17 council’s net revenue budget (£m)

 

144.21

How much council tax we need to collect (£m)

Council tax is collected to pay for the council’s own services, for example libraries, refuse collection and social care, as well as the services provided by the Greater London Authority (GLA). Details of the GLA budget (pdf)

The amount to be raised by council tax in 2017/18 is £76.53 million. The table below shows how this is calculated.

How much council tax we need to collect (£m)

   

 

2016/17

2017/18

Hammersmith & Fulham Council Net Revenue Budget Requirement

153.51

144.21

Less

   

Revenue Support Grant

38.45

29.49

Locally Retained Business Rates

60.03

58.42

One off Collection Fund Suplus

1.14

1.03

Total

53.89

55.27

Greater London Authority (GLA)

20.43

21.26

Council tax

74.32

76.53

Levies

The net expenditure of the council (shown in the first table above) includes the following payments:

Levies (000s)

2016/17

2017/18

% +/-

London Pensions Fund Authority

1,163

1,162

-0.09

Environment Agency levy (pdf)

168

172

+2.4

Western Riverside Waste Authority

10,477

10,547

+0.7

Lee Valley Regional Park Authority

211

199

-5.7

Total

12,019

12,080

+0.5

Council tax charges 2017/18

For 2017/18 council tax has risen slightly by 0.4% against the previous year. The Hammersmith & Fulham element has been frozen whilst the GLA precept has been increased by 1.46%. Further information on GLA (pdf).

The table below shows the council tax charges for each band.

Council tax charges 2017/18 (£)

       

Band

Ratio of band D

Hammersmith & Fulham Council

Greater London Authority

2017/18 council tax

A

6/9

485.21

186.68

671.89

B

7/9

566.07

217.79

783.86

C

8/9

646.94

248.91

895.85

D

1

727.81

280.02

1,007.83

E

11/9

889.55

342.25

1,231.80

F

13/9

1,051.28

404.47

1,455.75

G

15/9

1,213.02

466.70

1,679.72

H

2

1,455.62

560.04

2,015.66

Statement of accounts

Statement of accounts and audit notices

Business rates

Crossrail business rate supplement (pdf)

Further information

More details on the finances of Hammersmith & Fulham Council will be available in the 2017/18 revenue estimate book and the statement of accounts for 2016/17. Both documents will be available for inspection at the council’s libraries and on our website.

Hard copies are available on request, please contact: The Strategic Director of Finance, Hammersmith Town Hall, Ground Floor, King Street, W6 9JU.

We publish further financial information on the Procurement and financial data page, including our net spending by cost centre and our spending with suppliers.

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