are the primary means by which a wide range of policies and programmes of the Government of the United Kingdom
are delivered in the regions of England
. In 2004/2005 Government Offices were responsible for managing over £9bn of expenditure.
They represent 10 Whitehall departments, and are involved in the front line of regenerating communities, fighting crime, tackling housing needs, improving public health, raising standards in education and skills, tackling countryside issues, and reducing unemployment.
The Whitehall departments that they work for are:
Each English region has a Regional Development Agency and a Regional Assembly.