2019-20 Ring-fenced Public Health Grant to Local Authorities :Written statement - HLWS1191

Department of Health and Social Care
Made on: 20 December 2018
Made by: Lord O'Shaughnessy (Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Health (Lords))

2019-20 Ring-fenced Public Health Grant to Local Authorities

My hon. Friend the Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Public Health and Primary Care (Steve Brine) has made the following written statement:

Today I am publishing the public health allocations to local authorities in England for 2019-20, based on the 2015 Spending Review Profile.

Through the public health grant and the pilot of 100% retained business rate funding for local authorities in Greater Manchester, we are spending £3.134 billion on public health in 2019-20. We will be spending in excess of £16 billion on public health over the five years of the 2015 Spending Review until 2020, in addition to what the NHS spends on preventative interventions such as immunisation and screening.

The 2019-20 grant will continue to be subject to conditions, including a ring-fence requiring local authorities to use the grant exclusively for public health activity.

Full details of the public health grants to local authorities can be found on GOV.UK and have been deposited in the Libraries of both Houses. This information will be communicated to local authorities in a Local Authority Circular.

This statement has also been made in the House of Commons: HCWS1221

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