Public Service Reform

The government has asked councils in Northamptonshire to make proposals to replace the existing two tier system of local government – a county council responsible for some functions and  seven boroughs and districts with responsibility for other local government functions – with all purpose councils, also known as unitary councils.

This section of our website provides some key background documents and a link to previous consultation documents and news items. A consultation on proposed changes to Northamptonshire councils was held at www.futurenorthants.co.uk, which ran until 22nd July 2018.

Northamptonshire is currently awaiting a decision from the Secretary of State on whether its eight existing councils will be replaced with two new unitary authorities from May 2020. Before this decision, the Government ran a consultation on the proposal, which ended on 25 January 2019.