This is a list of frequently asked questions about Public Finance magazine and the Public Finance website. If you can't find what you are looking for in the list of questions please send us your question using the details our Contact page

What’s the difference between the CIPFA and Public Finance websites?

The Public Finance website is the online magazine for CIPFA and contains news and views from the wider public finance sector. The CIPFA website is a resource of institute-related news and knowledge.

Is all the content from Public Finance magazine on the Public Finance website?

Yes, there is a digital version of the most current issue of the magazine plus a searchable archive of past features, columns and news stories. But the website includes additional daily news, plus topical opinion pieces from expert commentators and the Public Finance editorial team.

And our jobs site - pfjobs - includes many more vacancies than appear in the hard copy of the magazine.

How can I submit an article idea to Public Finance magazine?

We write news and features in-house and employ freelance journalists and experts in the field. If you have an idea for a feature, please send a synopsis of 100-200 words to or call 020 7880 6200. It should outline very briefly what the main idea is and what might be included in the feature. Most features are 1,300 words, although cover features can be up to 2,000 words. There are also opportunities to write short viewpoint pieces, practical how-to articles and legal updates.

We will look at your suggestion and let you know quickly whether we want to take it forward. We also welcome letters about articles in Public Finance or the wider world.

I’d like to invite Public Finance to an event, who should I contact?

Please send details of your event and who you would like to attend to or call 020 7880 6200.

How can I find out about advertising rates and place an advert in the magazine?

Find our latest rates, and a downloadable media pack, here.

I’m not a member of CIPFA, can I still receive Public Finance magazine?

Yes, non-members can subscribe to the magazine. Read more about subscriptions, and subscribe online, here.

How much does it cost to subscribe to Public Finance magazine?

Read more about subscriptions, and subscribe online, here.

How can I become a member of CIPFA and what are the benefits?

If you are an individual who is working in public sector finance, membership will help you to develop professionally. Visit the CIPFA website to find out more.

I want to write a letter to the editor, where shall I send it to?

We welcome letters to Public Finance about articles in the magazine or the wider public sector. Please email your contribution to

I want to send a press release to Public Finance, where shall I send it?

Please send press releases to

I have spotted a mistake in the magazine, who should I contact?

Please send any questions, corrections or clarifications to the editor at  We will do our best to rectify any mistakes, where appropriate, in the next available issue

How do I contact Public Finance?

Use the details provided on our Contact page.



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