The New Year Honours list 2021

The Queen's 2021 New Year Honours list has been announced in the official newspaper of the Crown, The Gazette. View the full New Year Honours list here.

New Year Honours List 2021

Who were the 2021 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 2021 New Year Honours list was published in a supplement of The Gazette on Wednesday 30 December 2020.

View the full 2021 New Year Honours list here.

The honours system continues to champion diversity at all levels and celebrates the breadth of service given by people from all backgrounds from all across the UK. Of the 1,239 people who receive an award:

  • 65% are people who have undertaken outstanding work in their communities either in a voluntary or paid capacity
  • 49% are women
  • 14.2% come from a BAME background
  • 6.9% consider themselves to have a disability (under the Equality Act 2010)
  • 4% identified as being LGBT+

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

As well as appearing in the supplement, all recipients of UK honours 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 2021, and from 1860 to 1939.

Gazette Commemorative Edition

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

Commonwealth New Year Honours 2021

The Queen's Birthday Honours list 2020

Birthday and New Year honours supplements (1940 to 2021)

Birthday and New Year honours lists (1860 to 1939)

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

Publication updated: 13 January 2021

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