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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 on

The amount you pay in Council Tax is divided between the following:
  • Northamptonshire County Council - 72%
  • The Police and Crime Commissioner for Northamptonshire - 14%
  • Kettering Borough Council - 14%
  • Parish/Town Council

Average Council Tax Bill 2013/14 2014/15
Northamptonshire County Council
 £1,028.11  £1,048.57
The Police and Crime Commissioner for Northamptonshire
 £193.20  £197.04
Kettering Borough Council
 £205.39  £205.39
Parish/Town Council  £5.20  £7.09
Average Total Bill  £1,431.90  £1,458.09
*Please note: Band D is used as the national comparison, but Band B is the average for Kettering Borough

For around £3 per week, the average Council Taxpayer in the borough has access to over 100 different services provided by Kettering Borough Council. These services include:

  • Refuse and recycling
  • Planning services
  • Street cleaning
  • Housing Benefit and Local Council
  • Tax Support
  • Parks and children’s play areas
  • Environmental Health services
  • Removal of graffiti and fly-tipping
  • Playschemes, sports activities, health & wellbeing advice
  • Leisure facilities & Leisure Pass
  • Museums and cultural facilities
  • Homelessness and housing options

For details on how the policing part of your Council Tax is spent please visit www.northantspcc.org.uk/counciltax

For details on how Northamptonshire County Council spend your Council Tax  contributions, please visit  www.northamptonshire.gov.uk/counciltax

You can view the Council's budget for 2014/15 which details what the Council expects to receive and spend.

Get in touch with Kettering Borough Council

Email: customerservices@kettering.gov.uk. Telephone: 01536 410333.

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