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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

Public Services Role in Local Economies, Cardiff, 4th December. The Centre for Local Economic Strategies (CLES) and Cardiff University’s Sustainable Places Research Institute (PLACE) are presenting a Sustainable Local Economies evening seminar series.   Learn more >

New research

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 >

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

> Living wage and the role of local government

3rd November 2014 Developed by CLES in collaboration with the Greater Manchester Living Wage campaign this think piece identifie...

> Sustainable Local Economies Evening Seminar Series

21st October 2014 The Centre for Local Economic Strategies and Cardiff University’s Sustainable Places Research Institute (PLA...

> Implications of a living wage

10th October 2014 CLES has recently undertaken some research into the implications of implementing a living wage through Manches...

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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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