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 (CLES) is today launching 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. As such we need policy responses which are equal to it. Learn more >
17th March 2015 The Centre for Local Economic Strategies (CLES) is today launching a manifesto setting out how to create local...
2nd February 2015 Devolution offers the chance to tackle poverty and inequality by doing things differently – but current thin...
16th January 2015 This report is based on research by the Centre for Local Economic Strategies (CLES), commissioned by the TUC. ...