How your council tax is spent

Council tax payers and business rate payers will find financial information to accompany their 2022-23 bill here.

Revenue expenditure and income 2022-23

Revenue expenditure and income figures for 2022-23 and 2021-22.

Children’s Services
Year Gross expenditure Gross income Net expenditure
2022-23 £76.73m -£25.12m £51.61m
2021-22 £72.68m -£21.59m £51.09m
The Economy
Year Gross expenditure Gross income Net expenditure
2022-23 £51.17m -£44.92 £6.25m
2021-22 £48.48m -£41.98m £6.50m
Environment
Year Gross expenditure Gross income Net expenditure
2022-23 £107.9m -£72.52m £35.38m
2021-22 £107.69m -£66.76m £40.94m
Finance
Year Gross expenditure Gross income Net expenditure
2022-23 £10.82m -£9.68 £1.14
2021-22 £10.75m -£9.88m £0.87m
Resources
Year Gross expenditure Gross income Net expenditure
2022-23 £27.88 -£22.60 £5.28
2021-22 £26.80m -£21.98m £4.82m
Social care
Year Gross expenditure Gross income Net expenditure
2022-23 £118.86 -£57.99 £60.87
2021-22 £109.21m -£52.04m £57.17m
Central items
Year Gross expenditure Gross income Net expenditure
2022-23 £119.70 -£95.75 £23.95
2021-22 £134.76m -£117.70m £17.06m
Total 
Year Gross expenditure Gross income Net expenditure
2022-23 £513.06 -£328.58 £184
2021-22 £511.92m -£331.93m £178.45m
Other expenditure
Expenditure type 2022-23 2021-22
Levies (excluding Western Riverside Waste Authority) £1.56m £1.52m
Contingencies, grants and use of balances -£24.93m -£21.37m
Capital financing adjustment -£17.19m -£17.03m
Net expenditure £143.20m £141.60m

Change in Hammersmith & Fulham’s budget

Our net revenue budget has increased from £141.6 million in 2021/22 to £143.2 million in 2022/23.

The change in our budget comes as £10m was added due to inflation and £7.8m was added by growth pressures and service improvements and £11.80m decrease for movement in reserves, provisions and one off adjustments.

This was offset against a £4.4m 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 2022 (pdf 87KB).

The amount to be raised by council tax in 2022/23 is £100.9 million. 

This is because our net revenue budget requirement is £143.2 million plus our share for funding the Greater London Authority (GLA) is £32.5 million which is a total of £175.7 million.

We already have £18 million revenue support grant plus £57.2 million from locally retained business rates, minus  £0.4 million one off collection fund deficit which is a total of £74.8 million.

The difference between £175.7 million and £74.8 million is £100.9 million.

Levies

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

Levy payments
Levy type 2022-23 2021-22 Percentage change
London Pensions Fund Authority £1,168,000 £1,169,000 -0.09%
Environment Agency £194,000 £190,000 2.11%
Western Riverside Waste Authority £10,618,000 £10,269,000 3.40%
Lee Valley Regional Park Authority £195,000 £195,000 0.00%
Total £12,175,000 £11,823,000 2.98%

Council tax charges 2022-23

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 2022-23
Band A 6 to 9 £554.64 £263.73 £813.37
Band B 7 to 9 £647.08 £307.68 £954.76
Band C 8 to 9 £739.52 £351.63 £1,091.15
Band D 1 £831.96 £395.59 £1,227.55
Band E 11 to 9 £1,016.84 £483.50 £1,500.34
Band F 13 to 9 £1,201.72 £571.41 £1,773.13
Band G 15 to 9 £1,386.6 £659.32 £2,045.92
Band H 2 £1,663.92 £791.18 £2,455.10

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 revenue estimate book and the statement of accounts. Both documents will be available for inspection here Statement of accounts and audit notices and at the council’s libraries.

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.