Macmillan Cancer Support

6th September 2019

Andrew Mitchell met with Macmillan Cancer Support to discuss their new report on the financial impact of cancer entitled ‘Cancer - A Costly Diagnosis?’

Over 100 people, many of them living with cancer, came to Westminster to share stories of the financial barriers they face after a diagnosis. A number of Suttonians wrote to Andrew expressing their concerns.

This issue affects every aspects of people’s lives. Macmillan, Andrew was told, are calling for regulators to work with the insurance industry to ensure that affordable and appropriate insurance is available to people after a cancer diagnosis by conducting a full market study.

The Government has been asked by Macmillan to introduce the legal requirement of a duty of care to ensure all financial services providers act in the best interests of their customers. The Treasury Select Committee have backed these calls in their recent report.

Following the event, Andrew said: “I will continue to work with Macmillan Cancer Support on their campaign to ensure people living with cancer get the right support.”

Photo: Nicky Morgan MP (Chair, House of Commons Treasury Committee) and Andrew Mitchell MP

Nicky Morgan MP (Chair, House of Commons Treasury Committee) and Andrew Mitchell MP