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NewsCLES Manifesto for Local Economies charts a more socially just future

17th March 2015 By CLES

The Centre for Local Economic Strategies (CLES) is today launching a manifesto setting out how to create local economies that serve all sections of society. Britain is in a significant moment of constitutional, social, economic, environmental and cultural change. As such we need policy responses which are equal to it.

NewsLocal devolution must deliver a ‘double dividend’

2nd February 2015

Devolution offers the chance to tackle poverty and inequality by doing things differently – but current thinking may lead us towards the same mistakes, according to a new report by CLES.

NewsAusterity Uncovered- new report from CLES and TUC

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.

Press releaseAusterity cuts are threatening the future of local authority services, says TUC 

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).

NewsLearn, 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 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.

NewsCan 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 across the diversity of activities undertaken by CLES.

NewsLiving 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 identifies a number of key roles for local government in the Living Wage agenda.

NewsSustainable Local Economies Evening Seminar Series

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.

NewsImplications of a living wage

10th October 2014

CLES has recently undertaken some research into the implications of implementing a living wage through Manchester City Council’s supply chain.

NewsInquiry publishes Due North report on Health Equity

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.

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