Decisions regarding pooled drug treatment budget (PTB) allocations beyond 2008 have yet to be made.
The allocation process for 2007-08 involved an element of re-distribution to narrow the differing PTB spend per head within each drug partnership area. Stoke-on-Trent were allocated a 7 per cent. PTB increase from 2006-07, an overall increase of 35 per cent. in the last two years.