The council tax leaflet sets out where our money comes from, including how much you contribute through paying council tax. It also explains what we are proposing to spend that money on this year, and how we are trying to make it go as far as possible as we continue to be committed to making Wellingborough a place to be proud of.
Statement from Department for Communities and Local Government
The Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government
has made an offer to adult social care authorities. Northamptonshire County
Council is the adult social care authority in Northamptonshire.
The offer is the option of an adult social care authority
being able to charge a “precept” of up to 2% on its council tax for the
financial year beginning in 2016 without holding a referendum, to assist the
authority in meeting expenditure on adult social care. Subject to the annual
approval of the House of Commons, the Secretary of State intends to offer the
option of charging this “precept” in relation to each financial year up to and
including the financial year 2019-20.
In relation to the financial year beginning in 2016 the
Secretary of State has determined (and the House of Commons has approved) a
referendum principle of 4% (comprising 2% for expenditure on adult social care
and 2% for other expenditure), for adult social care authorities. These authorities
may therefore set council tax up to this percentage in 2016 without holding a