Whistleblowers should be entitled to financial support. But that has potential costs as well as benefits.
The British public must believe that the right people are being rewarded. Giving a knighthood to Captain Tom Moore is a step in the right direction.
People who do good voluntarily in their own time get the lowest awards. Others get rewarded for holding high-status jobs.
The highest awards go to people who do their jobs. We could be giving them to people who do more.