Logo for the Government Office for the South West Picture: Quantock Hills, Somerset. Paul Sysum.

Welcome to the website for the Government Office for the South West



As part of the Government's commitment to localism, decentralisation and the rolling back of regional government, Ministers announced in May 2010 the abolition of the Government Office for London and a review of the case for the abolition of the remaining Government Offices.

On 22 July 2010, the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, Eric Pickles, announced to Parliament that the Government has the intention in principle to abolish the remaining eight Government Offices. The process will be subject to using the Spending Review to resolve consequential issues. The final decisions will be made at the end of the Spending Review in the autumn.

As part of our transition planning, the GOSW website has merged with a GO Network-wide site.

You can view archived content of the GOSW website on the National Archives.

You can find further information about the South West of England on the GO Network website.

If you have any questions about this website or the Government Office, please contact us.