CCG Running Costs Allowances 2014/15 & 2015/16

Following the NHS England Board meeting on 17 December 2013, we have now published CCG running cost allowances for 2014-15 and indicative running cost allowances for 2015/16 for planning purposes. The figures outlined here in the running costs translate to per head allowances of £24.73 (2014-2015) and £22.07 (2015-2016).

A letter regarding CCG running costs allowances 2014/15 & 2015/16 has been sent to CCGs and a document on the calculation of running cost allowances has also been published.


  1. Chris Kiff says:

    I believe the per head allowance for this year is £25 and inflation is 1.9% (at best) so how do the new rates support the Government’s stated aim of maintaining NHS spending rather than cutting it?

    • NHS England says:

      Hi Chris,

      NHS England has responsibility for the allocation of the funding envelope that is agreed with the Department of Health (DH) alongside the mandate. For 2013/2014 this was £95.62bn.

      The government has announced that the NHS will receive a minimum of real terms growth in 2014/15 and 2015/16. The total available funding uplift for NHS England has now been set at 3.1% for 2014/15 and 2.3% for 2015/16. These funds are intended to meet the real terms growth commitment, fund service priorities as set out in the mandate and allow for some pace of change for CCGs.

      The commissioning sector will however receive a reduction in admin resources over the two year period. For CCGs the total amount of admin resources available will be the same in 2014/15 as 2013/14 with a 10% assumed reduction in cash terms in 2015/16. Having accounted for projected population growth, the £25 per head admin allocation for 2013/14 would therefore become £24.78 per head in 2014/15 and £22.11 per head in 2015/16.

      Please refer to the links below that help to explain the allocations process, funding and the decision making process

      Kind Regards
      NHS England