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