Queen’s Birthday 2023 Honours

Honours are a great way to recognise the achievements of those who have gone above and beyond their role and made a significant impact on their community, organisation or the country.


We are especially interested in:

  • Those helping to build a more united and integrated country
  •  Those in the private and public sector ensuring we build the homes and places that our country needs
  •  Recognising enterprise and entrepreneurship Individuals who have been leading the recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic
  • and who are continuing to support communities in dealing with local issues relating to COVID-19
  • Individuals delivering exceptional local public services for communities and leading innovation and reform in local government
  • Individuals who have worked to ensure Levelling Up is considered in the broadest of terms
  • Individuals who have provided exceptional public service in supporting the integration of refugees into communities across the UK 2 • Local government and local leadership
  • Innovation in housing and net zero  
  • Improving pride in place 
  • Improving design and beauty in housing

To make a nomination, please complete this online form and send two letters of support to Honours@levellingup.gov.uk. Please feel free to contact this address if you need any help, advice or if you encounter any technical difficulties when using the online form. Further information, including examples and top tips for drafting a citation, is available 

Deadline: 12.00 noon on 1 September, 2022.


Information needed to make a nomination

We recommend that you make sure you have all the information you need before making the nomination as you will have to complete the form in one sitting. You will need:

  • name
  • home address
  • telephone number (home or work)
  • email address (home or work)
  • date of birth
  • 500 words of text telling a story about what they have done to deserve recognition
  • at least two letters of support.

Honours are exempt under GDPR, as such you do not need to ask the candidate’s permission to share their personal details.


Please note that names which you have previously submitted will not automatically go forward for the Queen’s Birthday 2023 honours. If you would like these candidates to be reconsidered, you must resubmit their nomination using the online form. You will need to update the information you submit. Nominations on previous versions of the form will be rejected.


The person you are nominating for an honour must not be told that they are being considered as there is no guarantee of success. You can, however, consult anyone else about the nomination to obtain the required information - just explain that your conversations or correspondence are in confidence.


All the decisions taken about honours candidates are based on merit and achievement, and only the strongest candidates are selected for further consideration; but to allow us to ensure that the honours list is fair, diverse and reflects the society we live in, we need to ensure that we have enough nominations from all areas, backgrounds and social groups. This can only be achieved if there is a wide range of top-quality candidates, nominated from a rich variety of sources. We therefore continue to stress the importance of drawing nominations from as wide a pool as possible to reflect the diversity of today’s society.


Nominations are to be made using the online form and the two letters of support should be sent to Honours@levellingup.gov.uk. Please contact Honours@levellingup.gov.uk if you need any help, advice or if you encounter any technical difficulties. 

There is an information pack to help you with submitting nominations.  

We are also offering training opportunities to help you get the best from the honours system. Please book a place at an upcoming honours workshop.

Further information

More information about DLUHC can be found at:  Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities

If you are nominating someone for their work in a different sector please go to https://honours.cabinetoffice.gov.uk/

If you are nominating someone who lives or works abroad please go to www.gov.uk/honours/nominate-abroad

Going forward, please email the honours team at honours@levellingup.gov.uk as email addresses ending in @communities.gov.uk will not work after the 31 of March 2022.