Public Health

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 14th June 2018.

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Photo of Tulip Siddiq Tulip Siddiq Labour, Hampstead and Kilburn

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the total value was of the public health grant allocated by his Department to local authorities in England in each year since 2010.

Photo of Steve Brine Steve Brine The Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Health and Social Care

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.

Financial Year

Grant allocation to local authorities £ million

2013/14

2,662.919

2014/15

2,794.899

2015/16

3,031.236

2016/17

3,387.460

2017/18

3,303.958

2018/19

3,219.000

Note:

  1. Answers are in £ million, so 2018/19 equates to £3.2 billion.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.

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