Published: 21 October 2021

From: Business and economy

As part of celebrations for The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee in 2022, towns across the UK are being invited to enter a Civic Honours competition which can grant them city status.

The Civic Honours competition, which is free to enter, will bestow city status on towns in the UK. It aims to provide towns with the chance to:

  • Showcase civic pride, interesting heritage and a record of innovation
  • Put the town on the map
  • Bring greater prosperity of opportunity

A short survey asking for the views of residents, businesses and stakeholders will be open for feedback until 18 November and the government will announce the winners of the competition in early 2022.