What do I get for my Council Tax?

Published Wednesday, 21 March 2018

As Council Tax bills land on doormats across the district, we're reminding residents about what they get for their money and where all of the funds go to deliver services.

We collect the Council Tax on behalf of Northamptonshire County Council, emergency services, town and parish councils but only keep 8% of the total collected to deliver district council services.


For a full breakdown of your Council Tax bill, please visit our Understand Council Tax page


Leader of ENC, Councillor Steven North explains:


“Based on a Band D property in the district, for 37p a day residents get their rubbish and recycling collected, safer communities, a benefits service, a sport and leisure service, 24/7 online services, clean and tidy environments, community projects to create public spaces for everyone, planning advice and legislation, food businesses checked for great hygiene, free parking in council-owned car parks and an impressive tourism offer, not forgetting dog wardens, land charges, online mapping, business advice, noise control, safeguarding and early help, plus loads more.”


It’s easy to pay your Council Tax by Direct Debit and you can choose your payment date – either the 1st or 15th of the month.

Check your Council Tax and/ or pay your bill