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, 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.

Joint letter to Secretaries of State calling on the Government to resist calls to deregulate the UK Chemicals Regime, March 2021.

  • Breast Cancer UK joined public health and environmental groups to outline concerns about industry attempts to deregulate the UK Chemicals regime (UK REACH) and call on the Government to live up to its commitments to maintain and enhance public health and environmental protections from harmful chemicals.

Submission to the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs on the National Action Plan for Pesticides, February 2021.

  • We responded to the Draft National Action Plan for Pesticides calling on the Government to introduce ambitious pesticide reduction targets and to give public health bodies direct responsibilities to monitor and recommend restrictions on substances of concern to protect the nation’s health.

Joint letter to Prime Minister Boris Johnson calling on the Government to give Parliament a clear say on future trading arrangements, January 2021.

  • Breast Cancer UK joined NGOs including Greener UK, Client Earth, CHEM Trust and businesses in calling on the Government to ensure that arrangements are in place to ensure the effective scrutiny of future trade deals and for the UK to show global leadership in putting public health and environmental protections at the heart of its independent trade policy.

Breast Cancer UK comments on restriction process for UK REACH, December 2020.

  • We submitted policy proposals to DEFRA on proposed provisions for the authorisation and restriction of chemicals and arrangements for stakeholder engagement under the new UK chemicals regime due to come into force on 1st January 2021.

Joint Letter to Matt Hancock Secretary of State for Health calling for urgent action on harmful chemicals to protect the nation’s health, November 2020.

  • Breast Cancer UK developed a joint letter calling on the Health Secretary to give the New National Institute for Health Protection direct responsibilities to research, monitor and regulate harmful chemicals to protect public health. Signatories included: CHEM Trust, Alliance for Cancer Prevention,  Women’s Environment Network, Pesticides Action Network and Unchecked UK.

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.

To view our past submissions please follow this link.

 


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