This consultation seeks to gather evidence and views about proposed improvements to the way the Work Capability Assessment assesses individuals who are suffering from cancer. As a result of evidence supplied by Macmillan Cancer Support the Department for Work and Pensions has developed proposals for changing the way in which the Work Capability Assessment assesses individuals being treated for cancer. The Department had hoped to introduce these proposals in April 2012. However, following detailed discussions with Macmillan, Government has been unable to secure their support of the proposals. As a result, the Department now intends to seek a wider range of views through this informal consultation before reaching a final decision.