The public health grant allocations since the inception of the public health system in 2013/14 are shown in the following table. There was no public health grant to local authorities prior to that time.
Grant allocation to local authorities £ million
- Answers are in £ million, so 2018/19 equates to £3.2 billion.
- From 2015/16 onwards, the public health grant includes funding transferred to local authorities in respect of children’s 0-5 funding, as responsibility for these services transferred to local authorities during 2015/16. This is the cause of the increase in the value of the grant in 2015/16 and again in 2016/17.
- The 2015/16 allocation was reduced in-year by £200 million which reduced the grant from an original 2015/16 allocation of £3,231.236 million to £3,031.236 million as shown in the table above.