Measuring local economic spend (LM3)

Tuesday 7th June 2016, central Manchester 

10am until 1pm

This CLES learning event will introduce participants to the Local Multiplier 3 (LM3) methodology. LM3 can be used to explore how the spend of a local authority service department or a project, for example, circulates in a local economy. The learning event will be practical and will introduce you to the principles of LM3, the data required to undertake the analysis, and take you step-by step through a real example.

This is a ‘hands on’ practical course and delegates will need to have a working knowledge of Excel spreadsheets in order to complete the practical tasks.

Follow-up support

Date TBC at training

An optional half-day session to take place three months after the main training course. The session is an opportunity for trainees to share any issues they have faced putting what they have learnt into practice with the trainer. Learners will also be able to catch-up with other trainees and learn from each other’s experiences. There will be a refresh of any course content required.


  • Measuring local economic spend (half day)- £125
  • Follow-up support (half day)- £50

A discount of 20% is available on the above prices to voluntary and community sector organisations.

CLES members will receive a 40% discount on the above prices. CLES members can use prepaid event days to book this course where appropriate. 

Course fees include detailed reference materials. No lunch is provided on this course.