In this bulletin we seek to look at and critique the key elements of the 2013 budget in relation to economic development and local government.
This Bulletin will explore the emerging national level policy context around public health and local government; what local government needs to do to respond to the emerging public health legislation; why it is important to join up public health and the activities of local government; some of the key challenges facing local government associated with the public health reforms.
This Bulletin seeks to identify how local authorities in England are responding to the Public Services (Social Value) Act 2012, particularly in terms of how they are changing their processes, behaviours and cultures in relation to public procurement.
Greater Manchester Poverty Commission’s reports detailing its findings. The evidence was collated by CLES.
This Bulletin provides a commentary upon the Coalition’s approach to economic growth and recovery, in light of the Autumn Statement 2012, reflecting upon the recommendations of the Heseltine Review.
This Bulletin provides an overview and analysis of the City Deals signed to date and provides CLES’ thoughts on the future direction, as the focus now turns onto implementing the first round of City Deals and a potential second wave of agreement with other urban areas.
This briefing paper explores the emerging policy context around youth unemployment and offer our thoughts upon a more localised approach to tackling the issue.
The study says many local authority pension funds are starting to show real interest in local capital projects (like social housing) that offer wider socio-economic benefits as part of their investment strategies.
This briefing paper presents some of the findings research undertaken with Manchester City Council to help shape thoughts upon the likely impacts of welfare reform and how local authorities in particular should respond. The purpose is to provide other CLES members with an understanding of the impacts of welfare reform and how they can start to respond to the challenges it presents at a local level.
This report presents the findings of innovative research undertaken by the Federation of Small Businesses exploring the relationship between local authority procurement and small business.