Tax avoiders are to be blocked from receiving knighthoods and other honours as authorities clamp down on rewarding “poor” financial behaviour.
The newspaper said medium risk includes those whose tax affairs would be “likely to cause adverse comment”, such as “participating in one or more avoidance schemes”.
Red warnings are assigned to those on the HMRC’s Managing Serious Defaulters Programme, along with those involved in “offshore evasion”, the report claimed.
The two schools are part of a British Council funded teacher exchange scheme called 'Connected Classrooms'.
Individuals can be nominated despite the “use of personal service companies” or if their affairs amount to “acceptable tax planning”, it is reported.
A government spokeswoman said: “Honours are given to reward outstanding service in a given field or area and each nomination is rigorously assessed.
But David Cameron, prime minister at the time, rejected the proposal, saying Barlow has “done a huge amount for the country”. »