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 >
Measuring local economic spend (LM3)- Tuesday 28th April 2015, central Manchester, This CLES learning event will introduce participants to the Local Multiplier 3 (LM3) methodology. LM3 can be used to explore how the spend of a local authority service department or a project, for example, circulates in a local economy. Learn more >
Developed by CLES in collaboration with the Greater Manchester Living Wage campaign this think piece identifies a number of key roles for local government in the Living Wage agenda. Learn more >
CLES Manifesto for local economies - the Centre for Local Economic Strategies has launched a manifesto setting out how to create local economies that serve all sections of society. Britain is in a significant moment of constitutional, social, economic, environmental and cultural change. We need policy responses which are equal to it. Learn more >
30th April 2015 A groundbreaking new tool has been launched in Scotland that will help places plan for the future....
22nd April 2015 Anchor institutions are crucial to the functioning of our local economies. They bring wealth in the form of jo...
21st April 2015 New Start, the Centre for Local Economic Strategies (CLES), and the New Economics Foundation (NEF) have been a...