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11th April 2014
CLES has launched a new publication exploring the resilience of England’s 39 Local Enterprise Partnerships.
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).
3rd April 2014
This CLES Bulletin explores the 2014 Budget in more detail.
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.
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.
15th January 2014
CLES has today launched new research with…
2nd December 2013
CLES written and oral evidence to the Communities and Local Government: Local Government Procurement call for evidence.
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.
17th October 2013
CLES and Regenda have formed a unique partnership to develop an innovative ‘resilience’ based approach to neighbourhood regeneration.
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.