Council Tax



We do not collect Council Tax payments.

Please contact your local district or borough authority if you wish to make enquiries about paying your Council Tax.

Your Council Tax explained

Council Tax is paid by every eligible household in the country to your district or borough council.

This money is then distributed amongst your district or borough council, the county council, the Police and Crime Commissioner, and in some cases, your parish council.

How much has my Council Tax increased and why?

Within the 2018-19 Northamptonshire County Council budget a Council Tax increase of 5.98% has been applied, which includes a 3% increase for the Adult Social Care Precept.

​Council Tax Band​Property value (1991)​2017-18 Council Tax2018-19 Council Tax increase @ 2.98%2018-19 Adult Social Care Precept increase @ 3% 2018-19 Total Council Tax​
A​Up to £40,000£​777.73​£23.17​£23.33£824.23
​B​£40,001 to £52,000​£907.35​£27.04​£27.22​£961.61
​C​£52,001 to £68,000​£1,036.97​£30.91​£31.10​£1,098.98
​D​£68,001 to £88,000​£1,166.59​£34.76​£35.00​£1,236.35
​E​£88,001 to £120,000​£1,425.83​£42.48​£42.78​£1,511.09
​F​£120,001 to £160,000​£1,685.07​£50.21​£50.56​£1,785.84
​G​£160,001 to £320,000​£1,944.32​£57.93£58.33​£2,060.58

What is the Adult Social Care Precept?

As part of the 2018-19 provisional settlement, local authorities responsible for adult social care are allowed an additional 3% on the current Council Tax referendum threshold. The Adult Social Care Precept has been calculated by applying a 3% increase to the current average Band D total Council Tax rate. 

The table below provides a further breakdown of the cumulative Adult Social Care Precept.

Council Tax Band​Property value (1991)2016-17 Adult Social Care Precept increase @ 2%​2017-18 Adult Social Care Precept increase @ 3%​2018-19 Adult Social Care Precept increase @ 3%Total Cumulative Adult Social Care Precept​
​A​Up to £40,000​£14.25​£22.23​£23.33​£59.81
​B​​£40,001 to £52,000​£16.63​£25.93​£27.22​£69.78
​C​​£52,001 to £68,000​£19.01​£29.64​£31.10​£79.75
​D​​£68,001 to £88,000​£21.38​£33.34​£35.00​£89.72
​E​​£88,001 to £120,000​£26.13​£40.75​£42.78​£109.66
​F​​£120,001 to £160,000​£30.88​£48.16​£50.56​£129.60
​G​​£160,001 to £320,000​£35.63​£55.57​£58.33​£149.53

2018-19 Budget Calculation

The increase of 5.98% was applied to the Band D Council Tax Charge from 2017-18; 2.98% for Council Tax and 3% for Adult Social Care.

Council Tax increase on 2017-18: 2.98%

£1,166.59 x 2.98% = £34.76

Adult Social Care increase on 2017-18: 3%

£1,166.59 x 3% = £35.00

Overall 2018-19 charge for Council Tax: £1,236.35 

The county council’s budget

The document below lays out our budget for the upcoming financial year of 2018 to 2019, compared to last year: