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Honours for Bank of England deputy and consumer champion Lewis

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Image caption Martin Lewis of the consumer website Money Saving Expert becomes an OBE

Bank of England Deputy Governor Charlie Bean and consumer rights campaigner Martin Lewis have been recognised in the Queen's Birthday Honours.

Mr Bean retires at the end of the month after almost 14 years at the bank.

Mr Lewis, who founded the Money Saving Expert website, is appointed OBE for services to consumer rights and charity through the MSE charity fund.

There is a CBE for pensions expert Ros Altmann, who helped campaign for the end of compulsory annuities.

Mr Bean's knighthood is for services to monetary policy and central banking. Also in the list, economist Kate Barker, a former member of the BoE's Monetary Policy Committee, is made a dame.

Reversing alarms

Nominees from industry and the economy make up 11% of the list this year.

Gerry Grimstone, chairman of asset manager Standard Life, receives a knighthood for public service to defence and business.

There is an OBE for services to road safety for Chris Hanson-Abbott, chairman of Brigade Electronics, which helped introduce reversing alarms for trucks to the UK.

Louise Makin, chief executive of British Technology Group becomes a dame for services to the life sciences industry, and there is a knighthood for Philip Dilley, former chairman of consultants and engineers Arup.

Jim O'Neil, the former chief executive of the unit set up to sell the government's shares in bailed-out banks - UK Financial Investments - is made an OBE for services to the banking industry.