Are senior civil servants really as privileged as they were 50 years ago? 26 May 2021“The class composition of the senior ranks of the civil service has barely changed since 1967, research reveals.” The Guardian, . “Senior civil servants are as privileged today as 50 years ago, with fewer than one in five coming from a working-class background, a report backed by the government has concluded.” The Times, . “Almost three-quarters (72%) of those in senior posts are from privileged homes, up from two-thirds (67%) in 1967.” BBC News, . This suggests SCS employees are still more likely to come from a privileged background than average, but less so than was the case 50 years ago.