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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

Measuring local economic spend (LM3)- 27th January 2015 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 >

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

The role of the VCS in achieving the outcomes of LEPs - This findings document outlines what we see as the key roles for the voluntary and community sector in LEPs; and how LEPs can maximise the potential of the sector so that they contribute towards their core outcomes.   Learn more >

What's new

> Learn, think…and do: CLES launches new hands-on programme

16th December 2014 January 2015 sees the launch of CLES’ new training programme. The programme has been designed with one key a...

> Can you think and do? CLES is recruiting

11th December 2014 We are looking for two exceptional individuals to join our existing strong team. Both posts will contribute ac...

> 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...

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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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CLES produces a wide range of publications and reports
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