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Northamptonshire Local Government Reform

The Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government has requested proposals from councils across Northamptonshire to replace the existing two tier system of local government. This request follows a report from inspector, Max Caller into the finances of Northamptonshire County Council.

Northamptonshire's borough, district and county councils have worked with appropriate partners and the government toward proposals which put residents' needs at the heart of any solution. This proposal is now with the Secretary of State for him to make a decision.

There are still many challenges to overcome, not least the increasing cost of adult social care, and whatever the outcome, the solution must be sustainable in the long term.

This page provides links to some key background documents, consultation information, latest council reports and submission papers.

Submission documents

Letter to Secretary of State 31/08/18

Northamptonshire Local Government Reform proposal

PricewaterhouseCoopers report on Northamptonshire Local Government Reform

ORS report (consultation) on Northamptonshire Local Government Reform

Latest news statements

All press releases can be found in our news section

Council reports

Council papers for the extraordinary meeting of Wed, 29 Aug at 7.30pm (includes proposal, consultation report, submission report, background papers)


Thank you for taking part in the consultation on the design of future local government in Northants 

Important consultation – have your say to help us design the future of local government

The consultation on proposed changes to Northamptonshire councils can be found at www.futurenorthants.co.uk 

Background documents

Statement from all seven Northamptonshire district and borough councils in response to the latest announcements from NCC regarding its financial situation 

Variation to the deadline date

Deloitte report into local government reform

Northamptonshire councils: invitation to restructure

Sajid Javid statement

Max Caller report on NCC

Local Government Reform FAQs