How your council tax is spent

Council tax payers and business rate payers will find financial information to accompany their 2021-22 bill here.

Revenue expenditure and income 2021-22

Revenue expenditure and income figures for 2021-22 and 2020-21.

Children’s Services
Year Gross expenditure Gross income Net expenditure
2021-22 £72.68m -£21.59m £51.09m
2020-21 £69.42m -£19.22m £50.20m
The Economy
Year Gross expenditure Gross income Net expenditure
2021-22 £48.48m -£41.98m £6.50m
2020-21 £46.10m -£41.10m £5.00m
Environment
Year Gross expenditure Gross income Net expenditure
2021-22 £107.69m -£66.76m £40.94m
2020-21 £104.70m -£63.39m £41.32m
Finance
Year Gross expenditure Gross income Net expenditure
2021-22 £10.75m -£9.88m £0.87m
2020-21 £11.32m -£11.60m £-0.29m
Resources
Year Gross expenditure Gross income Net expenditure
2021-22 £26.80m -£21.98m £4.82m
2020-21 £29.81m -£25.33m £4.48m
Social care
Year Gross expenditure Gross income Net expenditure
2021-22 £109.21m -£52.04m £57.17m
2020-21 £111.18m -£55.83m £55.35m
Central items
Year Gross expenditure Gross income Net expenditure
2021-22 £134.76m -£117.70m £17.06m
2020-21 £132.62m -£117.19m £17.04m
Total 
Year Gross expenditure Gross income Net expenditure
2021-22 £511.92m -£331.93m £178.45m
2020-21 £505.15m -£333.66m £171.49m
Other expenditure
Expenditure type 2021-22 2020-21
Levies (excluding Western Riverside Waste Authority) £1.52m £1.55m
Contingencies, grants and use of balances -£21.37m -£15.96m
Capital financing adjustment -£17.03m -£16.85m
Net expenditure £141.60m £140.20m

Change in Hammersmith & Fulham’s budget

Our net revenue budget has increased from £140.2 million in 2020/21 to £141.6 million in 2021/22.

The change in our budget comes as £4.13m was added due to inflation and £9.78m was added by growth pressures and service improvements and £5.82m decrease for movement in reserves, provisions and one off adjustments.

This was offset against a £6.69m decrease in efficiency savings and income generation.

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). Your council tax and the Greater London Authority 2020 (pdf 87KB).

The amount to be raised by council tax in 2021-22 is £96.7 million. 

This is because our:

  • net revenue budget requirement is £141.6 million
  • share for funding the Greater London Authority (GLA) is £29.4 million

This is a total of £171 million.

We already have:

  • £17.5 million revenue support grant
  • £57.2 million from locally retained business rates

Minus

  • -£0.4 million one off collection fund deficit

This is a total of £74.3 million.

The difference between £171.0 million and £74.3 million is £96.7 million.

Levies

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

Levy payments
Levy type 2020-21 2021-22 Percentage change
London Pensions Fund Authority £1,151,000 £1,169,000 1.56%
Environment Agency £184,000 £190,000 3.26%
Western Riverside Waste Authority £9,981,000 £10,269,000 2.89%
Lee Valley Regional Park Authority £188,000 £195,000 3.72%
Total £11,504,000 £11,823,000 2.77%

Council tax charges 2021-22

Council tax charges for each band.

Council tax charges for 2021-22
Band Ratio of Band D Amount going to Hammersmith & Fulham Council Amount going to the GLA Total council tax amount for 2020-21
Band A 6 to 9 £554.64 £242.44 £797.08
Band B 7 to 9 £647.08 £282.85 £929.93
Band C 8 to 9 £739.52 £323.25 £1,062.77
Band D 1 £831.96 £363.66 £1,195.62
Band E 11 to 9 £1,016.84 £444.47 £1,461.31
Band F 13 to 9 £1,201.72 £525.29 £1,727.01
Band G 15 to 9 £1,386.6 £606.1 £1,992.7
Band H 2 £1,663.92 £727.32 £2,391.24

Statement of accounts

Statement of accounts and audit notices

Business rates

Crossrail business rate supplement (542KB pdf)

Further information

More details on the finances of Hammersmith & Fulham Council will be available in the 2018/19 revenue estimate book and the statement of accounts for 2017/18. 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, King Street, Hammersmith, London 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.