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NewsCLES advances a good local economy across Europe

8th October 2015

The CLES Deputy Chief Executive, Matthew Jackson, has been accepted as a validated Lead Expert for the European Union’s URBACT III programme.

NewsBuilding a new local economy: Lessons from the United States

8th September 2015

This publication details the learning derived from a trip to the United States in Summer 2015 and is linked to CLES’ wider thinking about local economic development.

Press releaseFact-finding mission to United States kicks off development of a new economic model

26th May 2015

CLES deputy chief executive Matthew Jackson is to visit cutting-edge projects in the United States as part of work to develop a more socially progressive model for local economic development in the UK.

NewsHow independent is your town? New tool shines a light on place relationships

30th April 2015

A groundbreaking new tool has been launched in Scotland that will help places plan for the future.

NewsCreating a good local economy: the role of anchor institutions

22nd April 2015

Anchor institutions are crucial to the functioning of our local economies. They bring wealth in the form of jobs and supply chains and are unlikely to leave the locality. CLES has been working with Preston City Council on a ground-breaking piece of work which has sought to accelerate the benefit 6 anchor institutions based in the City bring in wider local economic, social and environmental terms.

Press releaseNew Start and NEF to map the local economic alternative across the UK

21st April 2015

New Start, the Centre for Local Economic Strategies (CLES), and the New Economics Foundation (NEF) have been awarded funding from the Friends Provident Foundation to map the local economic alternative in the UK.

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).

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