Internal restructuring
United Kingdom
Location of affected unit(s)
Health / Social Work
Human Health Services And Activities
Human Health Activities
86.90 - Other human health activities

310 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
22 September 2020
Employment effect (start)
15 November 2020
Foreseen end date


Macmillan Cancer Support, the British charity has announced plans to cut 310 jobs across the UK to compensate for the reduction in its income, caused by the COVID-19 crisis. Consultation with the affected employees has already started.

The charity’s chief executive said the pandemic is expected to reduce Macmillan’s fundraised income by £175 million (approximately €193 million as at 9 October 2020) by 2022 and added that the main aim was to protect the ‘Macmillan nurses’ service and the helpline for people living with cancer, both of which have seen increased demand since the start of the pandemic.

Macmillan Cancer Support is one of the largest British charities. It provides specialist health care, information and financial support to people affected by cancer and campaigns for better cancer care. It was established in 1911 and it currently relies on public donations for 98% of its income.



Eurofound (2020), Macmillan Cancer Support, Internal restructuring in United Kingdom, factsheet number 102035, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/102035.