Council tax charges

Details of our council tax charges for 2021/22 and where the money goes.

Coronavirus (Covid-19)

At an exceptional time like this, maintaining the council tax is even more important as it pays for public services that are crucial to help keep you and your families safe

We know that this is also a difficult and uncertain time for many of you and if you are struggling to pay your council tax, we can help. Please see our  Paying your bills during coronavirus page for more information

Council tax charges for 2021/22

Our share of the council tax has risen by £5 a year for a Band D property. This works out to 10p extra a week (2.45%). This is the same increase as last year.

This year's increase will generate an extra £223,000 in 2021/22 towards services, taking into account the extra number of homes in Aldershot and Farnborough.

The amount of council tax you pay depends on which valuation band your home is in, how many people live there and if you qualify for council tax support, a discount or an exemption.

Charges for 2021/22

Valuation BandRushmoor (£)Hampshire (£)Adult social care (£)Police (£)Fire (£)Total council tax (£)

Adult social care

The amount of council tax set by Hampshire County Council includes an extra charge, known as a precept, to be spent exclusively on adult social care services. For a Band D property this is £150.41. Please visit the Adult Social Care Precept web page for more information and how this precept is calculated.

As part of our council tax information, the government has told us that we must provide the following text about the adult social care precept:

"The Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government has made an offer to adult social care authorities. ("Adult social care authorities" are local authorities which have functions under Part 1 of the Care Act 2014, namely county councils in England, district councils for an area in England for which there is no county council, London borough councils, the Common Council of the City of London and the Council of the Isles of Scilly.)

"The offer was the option of an adult social care authority being able to charge an additional "precept" on its council tax without holding a referendum, to assist the authority in meeting its expenditure on adult social care from the financial year 2016-17. It was originally made in respect of the financial years up to and including 2019-20. If the Secretary of State chooses to renew this offer in respect of a particular financial year, this is subject to the approval of the House of Commons."

Adult social care explained

In 2015, the government created the adult social care precept, which allows councils who provide social care to adults to charge an additional amount for council tax from 2016. The precept is part of council tax rather than a specific service charge and therefore it is not linked to whether or not you receive social care services.

As the collecting authority, we collect this precept on behalf of Hampshire County Council, which is responsible for calculating the precept. It is a government requirement that this precept is shown as a separate line on your bill and that the cumulative figure is shown. All billing authorities use a similar methodology nationally.

Where the money goes

Although Rushmoor Borough Council collects the council tax, we pass nearly 90 per cent of it on to Hampshire County Council, the Police and Crime Commissioner for Hampshire and the Hampshire Fire and Rescue Authority.

The money we collect helps pay for local services that we, and the other authorities, provide, such as rubbish and recycling collections, street cleaning, education, roads, policing and fire fighting.

A summary of our key spending plans for this year is set out in pdf icon Your guide to council tax 2021/22 [1Mb].

More information about how the other authorities spend your money is available on the:

Council tax charges for 2020/21

The table below shows you the council tax charges for the past year.

Valuation BandRushmoor (£)Hampshire (£)Adult social care (£)Police (£)Fire (£)Total council tax (£)
    Did you find what you were looking for?Did you find what you were looking for?
      1. We use your views to improve our website. If you have a query about our services, please email

      1. We use your views to improve our website. If you have a query about our services, please email


    A - Z of Council Services