Public health grants to local authorities: 2017 to 2018

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



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

In the financial year ending 2018, local authorities will receive £3.3 billion public health grant for their public health duties for all ages.

The local authority circular sets out the allocations and conditions for using the grant. The local authorities in Greater Manchester piloting the business rates retention will not receive grant from the government therefore not governed by the grant conditions.

Published 15 December 2016