Published: 23rd April, 2013 in: News
Health Secretary, Jeremy Hunt has confirmed that control of public health budgets will be handed to local authorities in England after being ring-fenced for two years from April 2013.
In 2013-14 the budget will be £2.66bn, and will rise to £2.79bn in 2014-15. Funds will be targeted at areas with worst health outcomes.
Local authorities will be free to spend the money wherever they think it will improve health and well-being.