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 new progressive economic activities which create positive environmental, health and social outcomes. Learn more >
Consultancy services for Housing
CLES Consulting offer 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 health and well-being- 18th Nov, Manchester. As local authorities take greater responsibility for public health they will be required to understand the impact practice is having on well-being. The learning will be practical and will introduce you to key mechanisms and indicators for measuring well-being. Learn more >
Addressing Poverty through Local Governance- This publication presents the findings of work undertaken by CLES with the support of the Joseph Rowntree Foundation (JRF). The report seeks to identify the roles of place based mechanisms such as procurement and community budgeting in addressing poverty, concluding with a series of recommendations. Learn more >
Community Budgets: A transformation of public service delivery? This bulletin reviews the progress made by the community budget pilot areas so far and asks what the challenges will be as more local authorities join the programme. Learn more >
31st October 2013 Local firms who are interested in doing business with the council are invited to the launch of the Grow Northu...
17th October 2013 CLES and Regenda have formed a unique partnership to develop an innovative ‘resilience’ based approach to ...
4th October 2013 This publication presents the findings of work undertaken by CLES with the support of the Joseph Rowntree Foun...
Specialising in economic development and regeneration
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Events and training
CLES run a range of events and training courses throughout the year
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Research and publications
CLES produces a wide range of publications and reports
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