Council Tax Overview and Charges
About Council Tax
Most dwellings are subject to Council Tax. There is one bill per dwelling, whether it is a house, bungalow, flat, mobile home or houseboat, and whether it is owned or rented.
You must tell us immediately if there is a change in your circumstances, or you are moving into or out of Kettering borough. Please complete one of our online forms or contact us in person.
What your Council Tax is spent onThe amount you pay in Council Tax is divided between the following:
- Northamptonshire County Council - 73%
- The Police and Crime Commissioner for Northamptonshire - 13.5%
- Kettering Borough Council - 13.5%
- Parish/Town Council
For details on how the policing part of your Council Tax is spent please visit http://www.northantspcc.org.uk/counciltax
The Council Tax attributable to Northamptonshire County Council includes a precept to fund Adult Social Care. This represents a 2% increase. For details on how the Northamptonshire County Council and Adult Social Care part of your Council Tax is spent, please visit www.northamptonshire.gov.uk/counciltax
Parish Council Charges
Parish councils are separate legal bodies, responsible for their own finances. They receive their funding by adding an annual charge, called a precept, to your Council Tax bill.
The additional charge covers any targeted spending in your parish.
If you live in an area that has a parish council, your Council Tax will vary depending on the precept added for your area.
Please refer to the link below to see the precept that has been set for your parish for the period 1st April 2016 to 31 March 2017.
Parishes with precepts over £140,000
Town and parish councils which precept in excess of £140,000 are required to provide a breakdown of their service expenditure. For 2016/17 this applies to Desborough only.
Their budget and precept request for 2016/17 can be found here
If you have questions relating to any parish precept, these should be raised directly with the relevant parish council.
You can find out the contact details for your town or parish council here