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The Centre for Local Economic Strategies (CLES) is the UK’s leading independent charitable research and member organisation with a focus on economic development, regeneration and place-making. We think and do - promoting action and implementing progressive economic activities which create positive outcomes.   Learn more >

Consultancy services for Housing

CLES offers a number of bespoke services to those involved in Housing (and regeneration more broadly) including policy and research intelligence, housing market analysis, community mapping and consultation   Learn more >

Upcoming event

CLES and The Smith Institute are hosting two fringe events at the Labour Party Conference on the 22nd September. ‘Will Labour (really) invest in social housing?’ and ‘Labour’s Agenda for making local economies matter’. Both events are free to attend and are outside of the conference cordon.   Learn more >

New research

The Centre for Local Economic Strategies and the Federation of Small Businesses are calling on the government to take a fresh look at the role of local enterprise partnerships (LEPs)   Learn more >

New publication

At CLES, we often involve community researchers in our work if we are researching a particularly sensitive issue specific to a certain social group. Working with a community also enables the research to be a two-way process, in which we can give something back to the communities who participate in our work.   Learn more >

What's new

> Inquiry publishes Due North report on Health Equity

15th September 2014 The report details evidence on trends in health inequalities and flowing from this provides a set of recommen...

> CLES and The Smith Institute at the Labour Party Conference

12th September 2014 CLES and The Smith Institute are hosting two fringe events at the Labour Party Conference on the 22nd Septembe...

> CLES appoints new Associate Director

10th September 2014 The Centre for Local Economic Strategies (CLES) has appointed a new Associate Director to strengthen its senio...

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CLES Work

CLES undertakes a wide range of research and consultancy
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Events and training

CLES runs a range of events and training courses throughout the year
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Publications

CLES produces a wide range of publications and reports
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