Ring fenced public health grants to local authorities 2013-14 and 2014-15 published

The ring fenced grants for 2013-14 and 2014-15 announced today provide 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, representing a major investment in health and the prevention of illness.

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.

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Publication title: Public Health grant to local authorities 2013-14 and 2014-15

Document type: Publication

Publication description: The ring fenced grants for 2013-14 and 2014-15 announced today provide 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, representing a major investment in health and the prevention of illness.

Publication author: Department of Health

Copyright holder: Crown

DH Gateway number: 18552, 18586

Date of publication: 9 January, 2013

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