See the latest news from CLES, including press releases from us, and CLES in the press.
16th January 2015
This report is based on research by the Centre for Local Economic Strategies (CLES), commissioned by the TUC. It is designed to look at the impacts of austerity, focusing upon how changes in publically funded services affect both people and places across the country now and in the years to come.
16th January 2015
The future of local authority services is under threat from a growing funding crisis, with significant cuts already being made to statutory adult care and children’s services, according to new analysis published today (Friday) by the TUC and the Centre for Local Economic Strategies (CLES).
16th December 2014
January 2015 sees the launch of CLES’ new training programme. The programme has been designed with one key aim: we want to ensure that people are left with all the knowledge and tools to take what they have learnt out of the training room and into their workplace.
11th December 2014
We are looking for two exceptional individuals to join our existing strong team. Both posts will contribute across the diversity of activities undertaken by CLES.
3rd November 2014
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.
21st October 2014
The Centre for Local Economic Strategies and Cardiff University’s Sustainable Places Research Institute (PLACE) are presenting a Sustainable Local Economies evening seminar series.
10th October 2014
CLES has recently undertaken some research into the implications of implementing a living wage through Manchester City Council’s supply chain.
15th September 2014
The report details evidence on trends in health inequalities and flowing from this provides a set of recommendations – based on the root causes of health inequalities – for policies that can address social inequalities in health within the North and between the rest of England.
12th September 2014
CLES and The Smith Institute are hosting two fringe events at the Labour Party Conference on the 22nd September. ‘Will Labour (really) invest in social housing?’ and ‘Labour’s Agenda for making local economies matter’. Both events are free to attend and are outside of the conference cordon.
10th September 2014
The Centre for Local Economic Strategies (CLES) has appointed a new Associate Director to strengthen its senior team. Dr Mark Lang joins the UK’s leading local economies think tank this week at the beginning of a new phase in CLES’ development.