Inequality in Queen’s Honour Allocations

A cursory glance at the table below would suggest that there is an issue brewing, especially given that in 2015 more women than men where named. But hold on, even I can deduce from the numbers below that the average over the last 7 years is 46.5%. This year it’s 46.8%, an increase of 0.3%.…

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MP’s vote to strip Sir Philip Green

Here’s an interview our CEO did last night in response to the House of Commons vote calling for Sir Philip Green to be stripped of his knighthood:  Click here to listen to the interview and you can read a rough transcript below.  I suspect it’s been a pretty uncomfortable day for him be honest, he’s been…

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MP’s vote to strip Sir Philip Green

Here’s an interview our CEO did last night in response to the House of Commons vote calling for Sir Philip Green to be stripped of his knighthood:  Click here to listen to the interview and you can read a rough transcript below.  I suspect it’s been a pretty uncomfortable day for him be honest, he’s been…

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Should golden gang automatically get a gong?

Team GB are certainly firing on all cylinders at the moment and punching above their weight in the Olympic medal league table. When our victorious heroes return home, the debate is sure to begin about whether our golden girls and boys should automatically receive a Queen’s honour for their efforts. The answer is, of course,…

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Latest: Controversy over Cameron’s honours list continues

As day three of ‘honoursgate’ begins, news comes that Ian Taylor, businessman and Tory donor, has asked to be removed from David Cameron’s leaked resignation honours list, if indeed he was even being considered! Find out more. My view is that if Ian Taylor’s name did appear on the list when it is officially published, people…

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Latest: Controversy over Cameron’s honours list continues

As day three of ‘honoursgate’ begins, news comes that Ian Taylor, businessman and Tory donor, has asked to be removed from David Cameron’s leaked resignation honours list, if indeed he was even being considered! Find out more. My view is that if Ian Taylor’s name did appear on the list when it is officially published,…

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Queen’s Award 2017 deadline brought forward!

The most prestigious business award in the UK, if not the world, the 2016 Queen’s Award for Enterprise celebrates its 50th birthday today alongside her Majesty’s 90th birthday. The Queen’s Awards for Enterprise have today announced 243 winners in the 2016 competition. That is a massive 72% increase on 2015. The biggest increase is in the Innovation…

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Queen’s honour allocations revealed

Every five years the government sets a maximum number of awards that can be given out in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List every June and in the New Year Honours List. Around 2,600 honours are given each year across nine sectors. We can deduce many things from the official allocation chart (pictured above – source:…

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From criminal record to Queen’s honour…

It is perhaps one of the greatest features of the honours system, that a previous criminal record has little bearing on the likelihood of receiving a Queen’s honour. Quite rightly, endless punishment is no longer a feature of our justice system or our society, and the meritocratic honours process is no exception to this rule.…

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