How places could and should respond to the Chancellor's Budget

    16th March 2016
    This CLES Bulletin details CLES’ thoughts on the 2016 Budget....
  • CLES 10

    Devolution: A Historical and Global context

    8th September 2015
    It is imperative that new governance structures actively accommodate the voices of citizens and the social economy; yet, it is onl...

    Implications of the Queen’s speech 2015

    4th June 2015
    This bulletin will discuss the implications of the Conservative proposals outlined in the Queen’s speech and general election ma...

    Party manifestos review 2015

    22nd April 2015
    The bulletin summarises the key sections and themes of all party manifestos relevant to local socio-economic growth, and indicate ...

    Budget 2015

    30th March 2015
    This CLES bulletin does three things. First, it details announcements in the 2015 budget which relate to economic development and ...

    Austerity Uncovered

    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 lo...
  • Inquiry publishes Due North report on Health Equity

    The report details evidence on trends in health inequalities and flowing from this provides a set of recommendations – based on the root causes of health inequalities – for policies that can address social inequalities in health within the North and between the rest of England.

    Understanding Scottish Places

    CLES is excited to be involved in a consortium in partnership with the Scottish Government to create a new toolkit for towns practitioners and communities. The work has been commissioned by the Scottish Government and follows the Trust’s contributions to the Town Centre Review.


    Developing local economic resilience: The role of LEPs

    11th April 2014
    This CLES think-piece looks at Local Enterprise Partnerships (LEPs) and the extent to which they are creating local economic resil...

    The impacts of Walk to School

    11th April 2014
    Key findings from initial phase of the Living Streets Walk to School programme evaluation including early recommendations. The eva...