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The contents of this website are under review following the formation of a new HM Government. Current information may be found at www.gonetwork.gos.gov.uk.

Government Office for the South West (GOSW) aims to make the South West a better place to live and work, now and in the future.

We work to achieve sustainable growth and to develop safe and prosperous communities that meet the diverse needs of everyone who lives and works here. To achieve this GOSW puts Government policy into practice at local level, implementing key programmes and initiatives in partnership with regional and local organisations and provides feedback to central Government that helps inform future policy.

The GOSW website is regularly updated with new regional and national content, the most recent additions to the site are listed on our Whats New on the Site.

For information on HM Government public services available online please visit Directgov.

Latest News at GOSW
Winterton – £10m for frontline services and economic growth in South West (Thu Apr 01 14:31:56 BST 2010)
A pot of £280million, including almost £10m for South West, is going to councils so they can continue to improve services from crucial skills and jobs programmes to arts facilities for young people...
Jobs boost for Bristol as port expansion gets green light (Fri Mar 26 11:22:33 GMT 2010)
More than 500 jobs could be created at the Port of Bristol after the Government approved a scheme to build a new terminal alongside the existing facilities at Avonmouth.
South West Set For Share Of £15m To Kickstart Bus Services (Fri Mar 26 11:16:00 GMT 2010)
Three areas in the South West of England are set to receive a share of £15m for bus services announced by Transport Minister Sadiq Khan.

Prompt Payment Code

GOSW awarded Prompt Payment Code signatory status
GOSW have now been awarded the formal status of a full-time signatory of the Prompt Payment Code (PPC). The PPC has been devised by the Government and the Institute of Credit Management (ICM) as part of a series of steps to tackle the issue of late payment and to support small businesses.


GOSW Business Plan 2010 - 2011
GOSW's Business Plan 2010 - 2011, which sets out our priorities for the current year in our role of influencing national policy, aligning regional strategies and supporting local delivery. 
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