How your council tax is spent

Council tax payers and business rate payers will find financial information to accompany their 2018/19 bill here.

Revenue expenditure and income 2018/19 (£m)

Revenue expenditure and income 2018/19 (£m) are in bold. 2017/18 figures below this year's figures.

Department

Gross expenditure

Gross income

Net expenditure

Children’s Services

146.71    

101.39 

45.32

 

152.62

107.38

45.24

Environmental Services

94.51    

73.13    

21.38

 

85.77

63.35

22.42

Adult Social Care

91.52    

34.66    

56.86

 

90.46

31.11

59.35

Corporate Services

18.79    

7.59    

11.2

 

19.78

3.50

16.28

Regeneration, Planning & Housing Services

37.26    

27.33    

9.93

 

23.38

17.09

6.29

Central Items

174.13    

155.31    

18.82

 

168.83

150.60

18.23

Public Health Services

22.47    

22.47    

0.00

 

23.46

23.46

0.00

Libraries and Archives Service 

3.21    

0.58    

2.63

 

3.62

0.96

2.66

Total

623.05    

456.92    

166.14

 

487.51

317.04

170.47

Levies (excluding Western Riverside Waste Authority [WRWA])

 

 

1.57

 

 

 

1.57

Contingencies/ Grant / Use of Balances

 

 

-10.69

 

 

 

-8.88

Capital financing adjustment

 

 

-18.08

 

 

 

-18.95

Net expenditure

 

 

138.94

 

 

 

144.21

Change in Hammersmith & Fulham’s budget

The council’s net revenue budget has decreased from £144.21 million in 2017/18 to £138.94 million in 2018/19. The decrease is made up as follows:

2017/18 council's net revenue budget (£m)

 

144.21

Inflation

3.43

 

Growth pressures and service improvements

8.29

 

Efficiency savings and income generation

-14.98

 

Movement in reserves, provisions and one off adjustments

-2.01

 

2018/19 council’s net revenue budget (£m)

 

138.94

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 reduction of Revenue Support Grant to nil and the increase in Locally Retained Business Rates is due to the roll out of the 100% Business Rate retention pilot.

The amount to be raised by council tax in 2018/19 is £79.57 million. The table below shows how this is calculated.

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

 

 

 

2017/18

2018/19

Hammersmith & Fulham Council Net Revenue Budget Requirement

144.21

138.94

Less

 

 

Revenue Support Grant

29.49

0

Locally Retained Business Rates

58.42

80.4

One off Collection Fund Surplus

1.03

1.88

Total

55.27

56.66

Greater London Authority (GLA)

21.26

22.91

Council tax

76.53

79.57

Levies

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

Levies (000s)

2017/18

2018/19

% +/-

London Pensions Fund Authority

1,162

1,157

-0.39

Environment Agency levy (pdf)

172

177

+2.57

Western Riverside Waste Authority

10,547

10,445

-3.55

Lee Valley Regional Park Authority

199

188

-5.6

Total

12,080

11,967

-3.2

Council tax charges 2018/19

For 2018/19 council tax has risen slightly by 1.41% against the previous year. The Hammersmith & Fulham element has been frozen whilst the GLA precept has been increased by 5.07%. Further information on GLA (pdf).

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

Council tax charges 2018/19 (£)

 

 

 

 

Band

Ratio of band D

Hammersmith & Fulham Council

Greater London Authority

2018/19 council tax

A

6/9

485.21

196.15

681.36

B

7/9

566.07

228.85

794.92

C

8/9

646.94

261.54

908.48

D

1

727.81

294.23 

1,022.04

E

11/9

889.55

359.61

1,249.16

F

13/9

1,051.28

425.00

1,476.28

G

15/9

1,213.02

490.38

1,703.40

H

2

1,455.62

588.46

2,044.08

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 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, 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.