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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. Birthday Honours lists 2018
  2. The Queen’s Birthday Honours List 2018
  3. New Year's Honours list 2018
  4. The New Year's Honours list 2018
  5. Birthday Honours lists 2017
  6. The Queen’s Birthday Honours 2017
  7. New Year's Honours list 2017
  8. New Year's Honours 2017
  9. Birthday Honours lists 2016
  10. The Queen’s Birthday Honours 2016
  11. New Year's Honours list 2016
  12. New Year's Honours 2016
  13. Birthday Honours lists 2015
  14. The Queen’s Birthday Honours 2015
  15. New Year's Honours lists 2015
  16. New Year's Honours 2015
  17. Birthday Honours lists 2014
  18. The Queen’s Birthday Honours 2014
  19. New Year's Honours lists 2014
  20. The New Year's Honours 2014
  21. Birthday Honours lists 2013
  22. The Queen's Birthday Honours 2013
  23. New Year Honours lists 2013
  24. The New Year Honours Lists 2013
  25. Birthday Honours lists 2012
  26. New Year Honours lists 2012
  27. Birthday Honours lists 2011
  28. New Year's Honours lists 2011
  29. Birthday Honours lists 2010
  30. New Year's Honours lists 2010
  31. Birthday Honours lists 2009
  32. New Year's Honours lists 2009
  33. Birthday Honours lists 2008
  34. New Year's Honours lists 2008

Honorary British awards to foreign nationals

  1. Honorary British awards to foreign nationals 2018
  2. Honorary British awards to foreign nationals 2017
  3. Honorary British awards to foreign nationals - 2016
  4. Honorary British awards to foreign nationals - 2015
  5. Honorary British awards to foreign nationals - 2014
  6. Honorary British Awards to foreign nationals - 2013
  7. Honorary British awards to foreign nationals - 2012
  8. Honorary British awards to foreign nationals - 2011
  9. Honorary British awards to foreign nationals - 2010
  10. Honorary British awards to foreign nationals - 2009
  11. Honorary British awards to foreign nationals - 2008

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: 2018
  2. Civilian Gallantry List: 2017
  3. Civilian Gallantry List: 2014
  4. Civilian Gallantry List: 2013
  5. Civilian Gallantry List 2012
  6. Civilian Gallantry List 2010

How to make a nomination

  1. Nominate someone for a UK national honour
  2. Honours - how to write a nomination
  3. Honours: nomination leaflets

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
  2. Review of the honours system 2004
  3. Reform of the honours system 2005
  4. Operation of the honours system 2008
  5. PASC report on the honours system 2012
  6. Further PASC report on the honours system 2012
  7. Five-yearly review of honours allocations 2013 to 2018

How the honours system works

  1. How the honours system works
  2. Honours committees
  3. Having honours taken away (forfeiture)
  4. Church Appointments Team
Published 11 October 2013
Last updated 5 September 2018 + show all updates
  1. Updated 'How the honours system works' group to remove old policy and link new guidance.
  2. 2018 Honours lists added
  3. Added in page on having honours taken away.
  4. Honorary British awards to foreign nationals - 2017
  5. Added 2017 Queen's Birthday Honours documents
  6. Added the 2017 Civilian Gallantry List
  7. Honorary British awards to foreign nationals added for 2016.
  8. Added 2016 Queen's Birthday Honours list and press notice.
  9. Honorary British awards to foreign nationals 2008-2012 lists added.
  10. Added New Years Honours 2016
  11. 2015 Queen's Birthday Honours list and press notice added.
  12. New honours lists added
  13. Updates to data and open vacancies
  14. Added 2015 New Year's Honours list.
  15. Added details of vacancy for Arts and Media Honours Committee.
  16. Added Civilian Gallantry Medal winners for 2014.
  17. Added link to available honours committee positions.
  18. Added full Honours lists and news story for New Year Honours 2014
  19. Added section for Civilian Gallantry List articles.
  20. First published.