Guidance

Public health grants to local authorities: 2016 to 2017

The allocations to local authorities for public health spending and the conditions for using the money.

Detail

Local authorities (LAs) (upper tier and unitary) are responsible for improving the health of their local population and reducing health inequalities.

In the financial year ending 2017 local authorities will receive a £3.4 billion public health grant for their public health duties. This includes public health responsibilities for children aged 0 to 5, which transferred to LAs in October 2015.

The local authority circular sets out the allocations and conditions for using the grant.

Details of the public health grants to LAs from 2013 to 2016 are available.