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Honours: lists, reform and operation

Recent honours lists, reports on how honours operate and changes to the system, leaflets and details of how to make a nomination.

This series brings together recent honours lists, reports on the reform and operation of the honours system, case study leaflets of some of the people who have received honours and details of how to make a nomination.

Find out more about the honours system.

Honours lists

The lists of people who have received honours are published at New Year and on the Queen’s official birthday in June.

All honours lists are available from the London Gazette honours page.

  1. New Year's Honours list 2018

    • Transparency data
  2. The New Year's Honours list 2018

    • Press release
  3. Birthday Honours lists 2017

    • Transparency data
  4. The Queen’s Birthday Honours 2017

    • Press release
  5. New Year's Honours list 2017

    • Transparency data
  6. New Year's Honours 2017

    • Press release
  7. Birthday Honours lists 2016

    • Transparency data
  8. The Queen’s Birthday Honours 2016

    • Press release
  9. New Year's Honours list 2016

    • Transparency data
  10. New Year's Honours 2016

    • Press release
  11. Birthday Honours lists 2015

    • Transparency data
  12. The Queen’s Birthday Honours 2015

    • Press release
  13. New Year's Honours lists 2015

    • Transparency data
  14. New Year's Honours 2015

    • Press release
  15. Birthday Honours lists 2014

    • Transparency data
  16. The Queen’s Birthday Honours 2014

    • Press release
  17. New Year's Honours lists 2014

    • Transparency data
  18. The New Year's Honours 2014

    • News story
  19. Birthday Honours lists 2013

    • Transparency data
  20. The Queen's Birthday Honours 2013

    • Press release
  21. New Year Honours lists 2013

    • Transparency data
  22. The New Year Honours Lists 2013

    • Press release
  23. Birthday Honours lists 2012

    • Transparency data
  24. New Year Honours lists 2012

    • Transparency data
  25. Birthday Honours lists 2011

    • Transparency data
  26. New Year's Honours lists 2011

    • Transparency data
  27. Birthday Honours lists 2010

    • Transparency data
  28. New Year's Honours lists 2010

    • Transparency data
  29. Birthday Honours lists 2009

    • Transparency data
  30. New Year's Honours lists 2009

    • Transparency data
  31. Birthday Honours lists 2008

    • Transparency data
  32. New Year's Honours lists 2008

    • Transparency data

Honorary British awards to foreign nationals

  1. Honorary British awards to foreign nationals - 2017

    • Corporate report
  2. Honorary British awards to foreign nationals - 2016

    • Corporate report
  3. Honorary British awards to foreign nationals - 2015

    • Corporate report
  4. Honorary British awards to foreign nationals - 2014

    • Corporate report
  5. Honorary British Awards to foreign nationals - 2013

    • Corporate report
  6. Honorary British awards to foreign nationals - 2012

    • Corporate report
  7. Honorary British awards to foreign nationals - 2011

    • Corporate report
  8. Honorary British awards to foreign nationals - 2010

    • Corporate report
  9. Honorary British awards to foreign nationals - 2009

    • Corporate report
  10. Honorary British awards to foreign nationals - 2008

    • Corporate report

Civilian Gallantry List

The names of the individuals, who have received The George Medal, The Queen’s Gallantry Medal or The Queen’s Commendation for Bravery.

  1. Civilian Gallantry List: 2017

    • Press release
  2. Civilian Gallantry List: 2014

    • Press release
  3. Civilian Gallantry List: 2013

    • Press release
  4. Civilian Gallantry List 2012

    • News story
  5. Civilian Gallantry List 2010

    • Press release

How to make a nomination

  1. Honours: nomination form

    • Form
  2. Honours - how to write a nomination

    • Guidance
  3. Honours: nomination leaflets

    • Promotional material

Reports on the honours system

The honours system has a long history and has evolved over time into the modern system we have today. The honours system last underwent significant reform in 2005 in response to the 2004 reviews by the Public Administration Select Committee (PASC) and Sir Hayden Phillips.

Every 3 years the Cabinet Office publishes a report into the honours system outlining its operation and any changes which have taken place within the period. Additionally, every 5 years (“quinquennium”), a review is carried out of how honours are distributed across the different categories of activity in UK life.

  1. Operation of the honours system 2011

    • Policy paper
  2. Review of the honours system 2004

    • Corporate report
  3. Reform of the honours system 2005

    • Corporate report
  4. Operation of the honours system 2008

    • Corporate report
  5. PASC report on the honours system 2012

    • Corporate report
  6. Further PASC report on the honours system 2012

    • Corporate report
  7. Five-yearly review of honours allocations 2013 to 2018

    • Corporate report

How the honours system works

  1. Honours committees

    • Guidance
  2. Church Appointments Team

    • Policy paper
  3. Honours system: checks on candidates

    • Policy paper
  4. Having honours taken away (forfeiture)

    • Guidance
Published 11 October 2013
Last updated 29 December 2017 + show all updates
  1. 2018 Honours lists added
  2. Added in page on having honours taken away.
  3. Honorary British awards to foreign nationals - 2017
  4. Added 2017 Queen's Birthday Honours documents
  5. Added the 2017 Civilian Gallantry List
  6. Honorary British awards to foreign nationals added for 2016.
  7. Added 2016 Queen's Birthday Honours list and press notice.
  8. Honorary British awards to foreign nationals 2008-2012 lists added.
  9. Added New Years Honours 2016
  10. 2015 Queen's Birthday Honours list and press notice added.
  11. New honours lists added
  12. Updates to data and open vacancies
  13. Added 2015 New Year's Honours list.
  14. Added details of vacancy for Arts and Media Honours Committee.
  15. Added Civilian Gallantry Medal winners for 2014.
  16. Added link to available honours committee positions.
  17. Added full Honours lists and news story for New Year Honours 2014
  18. Added section for Civilian Gallantry List articles.
  19. First published.