Public Health Grants
The Department of Health has announced the ring fenced grants for 2013-14 and 2014-15 providing local authorities with £2.66 billion and £2.79 billion to spend on public health services for their local populations. Average growth of 5.5% has been provided in 2013-14 and 5.0% in 2014-15, and a significant number will see growth of 10% in each year. The grant conditions and reporting arrangements that will apply to the grant from April 2013 have also been published. Upper tier and unitary local authorities will, from April 2013, have a duty to take appropriate steps to improve the health of their population, funded through a ring-fenced grant. Local authorities will take the lead for improving the health of their local population and reducing health inequalities.
For details see http://www.dh.gov.uk/health/2013/01/ph-grants-las/