See the latest news from CLES, including press releases from us, and CLES in the press.
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.
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.
30th April 2015
A groundbreaking new tool has been launched in Scotland that will help places plan for the future.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.