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Welcome to Government Office for the North West

Representing central government across North West England



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.

We represent 12 central government departments across the region and are based in City Tower, Manchester and Cunard Building, Liverpool.

We work to deliver, influence and develop government programmes and initiatives at a regional and local level, by working in partnership with relevant organisations to meet local needs. With your help our site will continue to expand and improve. Please forward any suggestions for content or comments via email to gonwmailbox@gonw.gsi.gov.uk

Latest news in the North West
Greater Manchester to be country's first ever Combined Authority (Wed May 12 08:29:15 BST 2010)
Historic plans for the country's first ever Combined Authority covering the whole of Greater Manchester to drive locally the region's economic growth were launched by Communities Secretary John...
Blackpool's landmark attractions set to benefit from £38.9 million investment (Thu Apr 01 15:53:42 BST 2010)
Two of Blackpool's most iconic visitor attractions, Blackpool Tower and the Winter Gardens complex, are to get a major facelift and redevelopment as part of a groundbreaking £38.9 million project,...
Hillsborough papers panel established (Tue Dec 15 13:48:07 GMT 2009)
The panel responsible for overseeing the release of Hillsborough disaster documents was today established by Home Secretary Alan Johnson.

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Government Office Updates

Government Office Update is a quarterly electronic bulletin that brings you up to speed with our work in each of the North West’s sub-regions and the wider region.


GONW Annual Review 2009-10

Government Office's Annual Review for 2009-10.


Partners against Crime
The latest edition of the Crime & Disorder Reduction Partnership in the North West's Newsletter.


North West Black and Minority Ethnic Advisory Group

The North West Black and Minority Ethnic Advisory Group focused on the issues of Confidence in the Police and how to improve BME leadership in the North West at it's last meeting in January.


The North West Rural Affairs Forum

GONW provides the Secretariat for the North West Rural Affairs Forum. The Forum has brought together rural stakeholders to inform and monitor the regional and local delivery of policy in our rural areas.

Rentcharges Unit

GONW has national responsibility for the administration & appraisal of all applications for the redemption & apportionment of a rentcharge using the provisions of the Rentcharges Act 1977.

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