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About our monthly magazine

News & briefings

Our ‘Red Box’ section will keep you up to date with developments across government, including reports on events and research, a tour of the select committees, and our guide to Whitehall jargon, 'Terminological inexactitudes'

Interviews and Features

CSW’s trademark exclusive interviews with top civil servants, plus research-based Special Reports and features on cross-cutting policy and reform agendas


With regular columns by FDA union general secretary Dave Penman and civil service experts including the Institute for Government, Sue Cameron and Jane Dudman.

Leadership & Management

Regular features on developing your career, skills and organisation, plus information and analysis on civil service core business.


Reviews with a political, historical or sociological angle, plus our regular history column and a glimpse into a senior civil servant’s personal life. ​

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A note to senior civil servants

In future, we’ll be able to offer much more news; and that will remain free to everyone. However, we’ll still be sending the magazine to everyone in the senior civil service: if you’re a senior civil servant and don’t currently receive the magazine, please email us at and we’ll put you on the mailing list – absolutely free of charge.

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