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How much do I have to pay?

What We Charge and Why

The full Council Tax assumes that there are two or more adults living in the property.  There are some situations where your council tax bill can be reduced, or where you may not have to pay a bill at all.

The amount of council tax you pay will depend on:

Where Does the Money Go?

The amount you pay in Council Tax for 2017/18 is divided between the following:

  • Northamptonshire County Council - 74%
  • The Police and Crime Commissioner for Northamptonshire - 13.0%
  • Kettering Borough Council - 13.0% (Our budget can be found here)
  • Parish/Town Council

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

For details on how the policing part of your Council Tax is spent please visit their website

The Council Tax attributable to Northamptonshire County Council includes a precept to fund Adult Social Care. This represents a 3% increase. For details on how the Northamptonshire County Council and Adult Social Care part of your Council Tax is spent, please visit their website.

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 and will mean your Council Tax will vary depending on the precept added for your area.

Town and parish councils which precept in excess of £140,000 are required to provide a breakdown of their service expenditure. For 2017/18 this applies to Desborough only.  View their budget on Desborough Town Council's website.

If you have questions relating to any parish precept, these should be raised directly with the relevant parish council.  Find the contact details for your town or parish council here

Get in touch with Kettering Borough Council

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

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