Council Tax 2016-17

The amount you pay for policing and public safety services in Northamptonshire depends on which of the eight council tax bands your property falls into, based on the capital value in 1991. This should be clearly stated, along with your district or borough rate, in your council tax bill.

Council tax payers in Northamptonshire will pay an average of 8p a week more for improved policing from April 1st. This is a 1.99 per cent rise in the policing precept – the amount of the council tax bill paid directly to fund policing.

Below is a detailed breakdown of the policing precept for both the last financial year and the new financial year:

Total policing precept 2015/16: £119,980,000

Total policing precept 2016/17: £121,995,000

Crime and justice command

Services provided under this area include: Major crime and homicide units, forensic sciences, public protection issues such as child abuse investigations, criminal investigation departments (CID) and Special Branch.

  • 2015/16 budget: 25,892,000
  • 2016/17 budget: 19,346,000

Territorial command

Services provided under this area include: local policing, safer responding to 999 and non-emergency calls and the police control room.

  • 2015/16 budget: £46,829,000
  • 2016/17 budget: £45,034,000

Regional and Multi Force Shared Services (MFSS)

Services provided under this area include: The sharing of back office and operational functions with other Forces and PCCs.

  • 2015/16 budget: £8,553,000
  • 2016/17 budget: £14,500,000

News and publishing

Services provided under this area include: Public facing communications supporting the Chief Constable.

  • 2015/16 budget: £596,000
  • 2016/17 budget: £548,000

Other departments and functions

Services provided under this area include: Human resources, finance, training, ICT and corporate development.

  • 2015/16 budget: £22,032,000
  • 2016/17 budget: £21,789,000

Pensions

  • 2015/16 budget: £10,925,000
  • 2016/17 budget: £11,098,000

Contributions to reserves

  • 2015/16 budget: £1,123,000
  • 2016/17 budget: £5,771,000

Office of the PCC

Services provided under this area include: The Police and Crime Commissioner, governance and resources functions.

  • 2015/16 budget: £1,039,000
  • 2016/17 budget: £1,181,000

Public involvement and policy

  • 2015/16 budget: £388,000
  • 2016/17 budget: £180,000

Institute for Public Safety, Crime and Justice

The Institute for Public Safety, Crime and Justice carries out research and evaluations to improve training and practice across agencies.

  • 2015/16 budget: £520,000
  • 2016/17 budget: £520,000

Office of Faith Based and Community Initiatives

The Office of Faith Based and Community Initiatives aims to support the development of local faith based and community initiatives that will help to reduce crime and increase community safety

  • 2015/16 budget: £71,000
  • 2016/17 budget: £83,000

Commissioning services

  • 2015/16 budget: £2,012,000
  • 2016/17 budget: £1,945,000

Totals

  • Policing precept 2015/16: £119,980,000
  • Policing precept 2016/17: £121,995,000