Honours in recognition of business excellence should be scrapped, with gongs going to people who give time and money to good causes instead, a report to the government has recommended.
Campaign group Legacy10 has called for an overhaul of the awards system to boost recognition of philanthropic works. It calls for an end to honours being given solely for “services to business”.
Legacy10’s report, which was commissioned by Culture Secretary Maria Miller, also calls for organisations to be compelled to raise charitable giving in discussions about tax-planning and will-writing with clients.
Legacy10 chairman Roland Rudd said: “We call on government to send a clear signal that legacies can provide long-term, sustainable sources of income for charities and the arts.”