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Public Health: Bexley

Question for Department of Health and Social Care

UIN 33853, tabled on 15 July 2021

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment his Department has made of the adequacy of the Public Health Grant settlement for the London Borough of Bexley compared with other London boroughs.

Answered on

22 July 2021

As for all local authorities, the London Borough of Bexley’s allocation is primarily based on historical National Health Service spend prior to 2013. Since 2019/20, adjustments have been made to the grant to take account of estimated cost pressures arising from an NHS Agenda for Change pay deal and the launch of routine pre-exposure prophylaxis commissioning. Differing levels of need and funding between local authorities has been taken into account when determining allocations. All local authorities received a cash increase in both 2020/21 and 2021/2022.