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 2019, local authorities will receive £3.215 billion public health grant for their public health duties for all ages. Also included is a list of indicative public health allocations for the year 2019 to 2020.
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 and are therefore not governed by the grant conditions.