How your council tax is spent

Council tax payers and business rate payers will find financial information to accompany their 2020-21 bill here.

Revenue expenditure and income 2020-21

Revenue expenditure and income figures for 2020/21 and 2019/20.

Children’s Services
Year Gross expenditure Gross income Net expenditure
2020-21 £69.42m -£19.22m £50.20m
2019-20 £72.46m -£28.38m £44.08m
Finance and governance
Year Gross expenditure Gross income Net expenditure
2020-21 £12.5m -£10.69m £1.81m
2019-20 £38.98m -£34.49m £4.49m
Growth and place
Year Gross expenditure Gross income Net expenditure
2020-21 £36.82m -£31.98m £4.84m
2019-20 £38.56m -£28.83m £9.73m
Public services reform
Year Gross expenditure Gross income Net expenditure
2020-21 £8.49m -£6.04m £2.45m
2019-20 £24.83m -£17.66m £7.17m
Residents' services
Year Gross expenditure Gross income Net expenditure
2020-21 £104.62m -£63.30m £41.32m
2019-20 £91.83m -£53.69m £38.14m
Social care
Year Gross expenditure Gross income Net expenditure
2020-21 £111.18m -£55.83m £55.35m
2019-20 £110.13m -£56.93m £53.20m
Central items
Year Gross expenditure Gross income Net expenditure
2020-21 £132.71m -£117.19m £15.52m
2019-20 £167.69m -£154.14m £13.55m
Total 
Year Gross expenditure Gross income Net expenditure
2020-21 £475.74m -£289.72m £171.49m
2019-20 £544.48m -£374.12m £170.36m
Other expenditure
Expenditure type 2020-21 2019-20
Levies (excluding Western Riverside Waste Authority) £1.52m £1.52m
Contingencies, grants and use of balances -£15.96m -£16.41m
Capital financing adjustment -£16.85m -£18.76m
Net expenditure £140.20m £136.71m

Change in Hammersmith & Fulham’s budget

Our net revenue budget has increased from £136.71 million in 2019-20 to £140.20 million in 2020-21. 

The change in our budget comes as £4.3m was added due to inflation and £8.3m was added by growth pressures and service improvements and £3.69m added for movement in reserves, provisions and one off adjustments.

However this was offset against a £12.80m 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 2020-21 is £90.51 million. 

This is because our:

  • net revenue budget requirement is £140.20 million
  • share for funding the Greater London Authority (GLA) is £26.73 million

This is a total of £166.93 million.

We already have:

  • £17.4 million revenue support grant
  • £57.2 million from locally retained business rates
  • £1.82 million from one off collection fund surplus

This is a total of £76.42 million.

The difference between £166.93 million and £76.42 million is £90.51 million.

Levies

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

Levy payments
Levy type 2019-20 2020-21 Percentage change
London Pensions Fund Authority £1,155,000 £1,151,000 -0.35%
Environment Agency £180,000 £184,000 2.00%
Western Riverside Waste Authority £10,252,000 £9,981,000 -2.64%
Lee Valley Regional Park Authority £188,000 £188,000 -0.18
Total £11,776,000 £11,504,000 -2.31%

Council tax charges 2020-21

Council tax charges for each band.

Council tax charges for 2020-21
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 £528.28 £221.38 £749.66
Band B 7 to 9 £616.33 £258.28 £874.61
Band C 8 to 9 £704.37 £332.07 £1,036.44
Band D 1 £792.42 £332.07 £1,124.49
Band E 11 to 9 £968.51 £405.86 £1,374.37
Band F 13 to 9 £1,144.61 £479.66 £1,624.27
Band G 15 to 9 £1,320.70 £553.45 £1,874.15
Band H 2 £1,584.84 £664.14 £2,248.98

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, 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.

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