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As the UK’s leading membership organisation dedicated to economic development and regeneration CLES works with its members to critically analyse policy, undertake independent research and influence government policy. Membership of CLES also gives you a subscription to New Start magazine, the leading publication for making places better – allowing you to view all online content for free.

What are the benefits of CLES and New Start membership?

  • Publications – Regular subscription and free access to all CLES’ publications including our Bulletin, Local Work and research publications. Membership also gives you a subscription to New Start online magazine allowing you to access exclusive web content.
  • Events: free places at our regular seminars; 20% off CLES training courses and events including our annual Summit in the summer. We can also work with members to design bespoke training packages if required
  • CLES Consulting: 10% discount on any contract signed with CLES Consulting during the membership period
  • Substantial discounts on subscriptions to the journal Local Economy, available from just £15 a year for CLES members

How much does it cost?

Individual membership:

  • £125 for 12 months

Organisation membership:

  • £250 for 12 months
  • Receive up to 10 logins for the website and the membership benefits are available to anyone in the organisation.

Special rates are available for shorter subscriptions, larger organisations and advertisers. Please email us to discuss the options further. You can also phone us on 0161 236 7036.

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Tailored membership options:

We can also design bespoke membership packages for your organisation which can include a blend of different services including:

  • Briefing papers on policy themes or delivery subjects of your choice;
  • Additional capacity for planning and delivering economic development services;
  • Tailored training events;
  • Tailored policy seminars;
  • Research support.

Can I include events in my membership?

Many members choose to include a package of event places in their membership as bulk purchase of events places provides significant cost savings.

  • Add 3 days for £400 (saving £200)
  • Add 6 days for £750 (saving £450)
  • Add 10 days for £1000 (saving £1000)

For more information on tailored membership packages, please contact Laura Symonds on 0161 236 7036.

All publications will be provided electronically in pdf format.

Membership benefits and prices apply only to the UK. If you are outside the UK you can still join CLES just email for further information.

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