Our policy submissions

Our interaction with decision makers 

We provide evidence and offer informed opinions to government and key decision makers about actions they can take to support the primary prevention of breast cancer. We input into public consultations and provide feedback on draft legislation and regulations published by the UK Government, the European Commission, public health bodies and regulators.

Breast Cancer UK is a member of the UK Chemicals Stakeholder Forum, set up by Government to inform UK Chemicals Policy.

Our consultation submissions, letters and joint initiatives can be found below.

Submission to Pro-Bone Economics Survey on the impact of Covid-19 on the Charity Sector, November 2020.

  • We responded to Pro-Bone Economics latest survey to outline the impact of Covid-19 on our work to prevent breast cancer. In our response we called for the Government to adopt a flexible approach to the Job Retention Scheme and introduce a Gift Aid Emergency Relief package to support the charity sector at a time it is never more needed.

Joint letter to George Eustice Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs on the Proposed UK Chemicals Regime, October 2020

  • We joined CHEM Trust, Cancer Prevention & Education Society, Alliance for Cancer Prevention, Friends of the Earth and Unchecked UK to express our concerns regarding Brexit preparations for a proposed GB REACH regime and the implications for public health and environmental protections from harmful chemicals.

Submission to Pro-Bone Economics Survey on the impact of Covid-19 on the Charity Sector, October 2020.

  • We responded to Pro-Bone Economics survey to outline the impact of Covid-19 on our work to prevent breast cancer and highlight what measures the government could introduce to help support the sector.

Joint letter to Cancer Research UK following the release of the EU Cancer Leagues Report on the EU Cancer Plan, May 2020

  • We joined the Alliance for Cancer Prevention and other organisations to welcome Cancer Research UK’s support for the European Cancer Leagues position paper calling for action to address citizens exposure to harmful chemicals. We called for Cancer Research UK to strengthen its cancer prevention work and reiterate these calls to action at a UK Level.

Letter to Minister of Civil Society Baroness Barran on the Impact of Covid-19 on BCUK and the Charity Sector, April 2020

  • We wrote, to Baroness Barran to highlight the implications of Covid-19 on BCUK and the charity sector. In our letter, we called for an emergency stabilisation package and for a new furlough scheme to enable charities like us to continue our essential work to prevent breast cancer.

Submission to the Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Select Committee Inquiry into the Impact of Covid-19 on the Charity sector, April 2020

  • We provided written evidence, to the DCMS committee inquiry. In our response, we outlined the significant effect Covid-19 was having on our fundraising activities, research programmes and our community outreach work. We used our response to also reiterate our calls to action.

Joint letter to UK Ministers on PFAS Chemicals, February 2020

  • We joined forces with 27 UK charities, scientists and lawyers calling on the government to take immediate action towards restricting chemicals of concern, Per and Poly-fluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS), in the UK given their potential links to increased breast cancer risk.

Submission to the European Commission consultation on Endocrine Disruptors, January 2020

  • We submitted a response to the EU Consultation on the Commission’s Fitness Check of EU legislation on endocrine disruptors. In our response, we called on the Commission to address the legislative gaps within the EU’s regulatory framework enabling EDCs linked to breast cancer entering toys, cosmetics and food contact materials.

Submission to the Department of Health’s Prevention Green Paper, October 2019

  • We responded to the Department of Health’s Prevention Green Paper. In our response, we called on the Government to acknowledge the impact of environmental pollutants and harmful chemicals on the nation’s health and deliver a comprehensive action plan as part of its strategy to prevent ill-health.

To view our past submissions please follow this link.

 


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