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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.

About the Network

The Government Office Network consists of nine regional offices across the country, and the GO Network Centre and Services. Located in major cities across England, the Government Offices are well positioned to understand and address the particular needs of their region.

Government Offices

Government Offices (GOs) offer experience and expertise to Whitehall Departments in the development of policy and in the way that policies are best implemented, and are the primary means by which a wide range of government policies and programmes are delivered in the English regions.

GOs represent twelve Whitehall departments, and are involved in regenerating communities, fighting crime, tackling housing needs, improving public health, raising standards in education and skills, tackling countryside issues, and reducing unemployment. The twelve Whitehall departments are:

Bringing together the activities and interests of so many Whitehall departments within a single organisation makes the Government Offices well placed to join up the delivery of government policies across the English regions. It also means they are able to support projects that cut across the agendas of their sponsor departments.

The Government Offices represent central government in the regions. Staff in the regional offices have local knowledge and expertise. They work with local and regional stakeholders. They know what works and what doesn’t. And they know when government policies need to be revised to take account of local circumstances.

GO Network Centre and Services

GO Network Centre and Services (GONCS) provides the Network with a vital interface with Whitehall, working closely with sponsor departments to ensure programmes reinforce each other and are implemented effectively. They feed the regional perspective received from the GO back to sponsor departments, ensuring the Network influences the development and evaluation of government policy. 

2009 Staff Survey

In October/November 2009, the Government Office Network took part in the first Civil Service People Survey designed to look at employee engagement across the Civil Service as a whole. The online survey was sent to all staff. The survey fieldwork lasted from 12 October to 10 November 2009 and was undertaken by ORC International in conjunction with the Cabinet Office and a CLG project team.

Click here to view results from the survey for the GO Network.

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