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

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.

NewsCLES and The Smith Institute at the Labour Party Conference

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.

Press releaseCLES appoints new Associate Director

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.

NewsCLES report calls on government to clarify LEPs’ role

3rd September 2014

The Centre for Local Economic Strategies and the Federation of Small Businesses are calling on the government to take a fresh look at the role of local enterprise partnerships (LEPs).

NewsCLES backs VSNW conference

10th July 2014

Voluntary Sector North West’s annual conference in…

NewsUnderstanding Scottish Places

9th July 2014

CLES is excited to be involved in a consortium in partnership with the Scottish Government to create a new toolkit for towns practitioners and communities. The work has been commissioned by the Scottish Government and follows the Trust’s contributions to the Town Centre Review.

NewsNew CLES Work pages launched

9th July 2014

The CLES website has been revamped to include a new CLES Work section detailing our key areas of activity.

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