Funding to LA's for public health higher than expected
- 14 Jan
The Department of Health has confirmed councils will receive a total of £2.66bn for 2013-14 and £2.79bn for the following financial year to spend on public health.
This has been raised from the £2.2bn that ministers had originally allocated to this last year, and will be distributed to local authorities when they take over public health responsibilities.
Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt, said:
By putting local authorities in charge of public health, we are giving them the power, freedom and the funding to tackle the issues that blight their local areas and help improve the lives of their local communities.
Improving the health of local people will be at the heart of everything they do - from social care to transport, housing, planning and environment.
The chief executive designate of Public Health England, Duncan Selbie, said:
We welcome this investment and look forward to working alongside local government as they take on their new leadership responsibilities for health and wellbeing.
Director of the Society of Local Authority Chief Executives and Senior Managers, Graeme McDonald, said:
Today's much anticipated public health funding allocations and commitment to investment in preventative services is very welcome. Average annual increases above 5% over the next two years will help councils to plan strategically and invest funding prudently in preventative activities.
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