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Compensation will be available for sufferers of asbestos-related cancer

Mesothelioma is a disease which is associated with historic exposure to asbestos fibres. Credit: ITV Channel TV

A compensation scheme for sufferers of asbestos-related cancer in Guernsey has been given the green light.

Funding to compensate sufferers of mesothelioma, a rare form of lung cancer, was approved in the States' budget and will be rolled out in 2021.

A bid to bring forward the start date was voted down as politicians said there was not enough detail on the plans.