Skip to content


See the latest news from CLES, including press releases from us, and CLES in the press.

NewsDeveloping Local Economic Resilience: The Role of Local Enterprise Partnerships

11th April 2014

CLES has launched a new publication exploring the resilience of England’s 39 Local Enterprise Partnerships.

CLES in the pressLEPs are failing to build local resilience

11th April 2014

Local enterprise partnerships in Dorset, Cumbria and Thames Valley Berkshire have come out on top in an assessment of the resilience of the local economic plans of LEPs conducted by the Centre for Local Economic strategies (CLES).

NewsBudget 2014: The narrative beneath the spectacle

3rd April 2014

This CLES Bulletin explores the 2014 Budget in more detail.

What’s our job?

20th March 2014 By Warren Escadale

We know that the social and the economic are, in reality, two sides of the same coin (one shinier than the other?) and yet the systems that allow this kind of joined-up thinking and working are rare. We think this needs to change and that this is a good time to make that happen.

NewsThe economic impact of Belfast City Council’s spend

12th March 2014

CLES offered Belfast City a series of recommendations as to how they could maximise the impact of their spend. Whilst directly a result of a specific study, we also feel that these recommendations are applicable to other authorities and institutions.

NewsCouncil assets can rejuvenate town centres

15th January 2014

CLES has today launched new research with…

NewsLocal Government Procurement: written and oral evidence

2nd December 2013

CLES written and oral evidence to the Communities and Local Government: Local Government Procurement call for evidence.

Press releaseLocal companies invited to do business with the council

31st October 2013

Local firms who are interested in doing business with the council are invited to the launch of the Grow Northumberland initiative on Wednesday 13 November at the Holiday Inn, Seaton Burn.

Press releaseA new type of regeneration: Regenda and CLES join forces to co-create a ‘resilient’ Limehurst

17th October 2013

CLES and Regenda have formed a unique partnership to develop an innovative ‘resilience’ based approach to neighbourhood regeneration.

NewsAddressing poverty through local governance

4th October 2013

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.

NewStart - The magazine for creating better places
LinkedIn YouTube Twitter