The New Year honours list 2020

The New Year honours lists recognise the achievements and service of people across the UK, from all walks of life. Along with the Birthday honours, they are the most significant announcements of civilian and military gallantry awards.

2020 Queen's New Year Honours

Who were the 2020 New Year honours recipients?

The Queen’s Birthday and New Year honours lists are each published in the official newspaper of the Crown, The Gazette.

The 2020 New Year honours Gazette supplement was published on Friday 27 December 2019.

  • In total 1,097 people have received an award.
  • 789 (72%) of the recipients undertook outstanding work in their communities, either in a voluntary or paid capacity.
  • 556 women were recognised in the list, representing 51% of the total.
  • 9.1% of the recipients come from a BAME background.
  • 11% of the successful candidates considered themselves to have a disability (under the Equality Act 2010).
  • 3.3% of recipients identified as being LGBT+.

View the full 2020 New Year honours list here.

Where can I find all Birthday and New Year honours lists?

As well as appearing in the supplement, everyone who is awarded an honour will have their own separate notice entry in the Awards and accreditations section on The Gazette website.

You can see all Birthday and New Year honours supplements from 1940 to 2020, and from 1860 to 1939.

Celebrate your honour with a commemorative edition

If you or a loved one have been honoured by the Queen or mentioned in despatches, The Gazette is available to buy as a personalised commemorative edition. Each pack contains a complete edition of The Gazette from the day the honour was published.

See also

Birthday and New Year honours supplements (1940 to 2020)

Birthday and New Year honours lists (1860 to 1939)

Everything you need to know about nominating someone for a UK honour

Publication date: 18 December 2019