local economies

  • 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...
  • BULLETIN

    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 ...
  • Creating a good local economy: the role of anchor institutions

    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.

  • RESEARCH

    Creating a good local economy: the role of anchor institutions

    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...
  • A manifesto for local economies

    In recent years there has been no shortage of reports about how bad austerity is and how it is affecting the poorest the most. However, while much of this is well meaning, it is short on what we need to do differently. In the new manifesto for local economies, the Centre for Local Economic Strategies (Cles) sets out ideas which breaks out of this austerity narrative and the present timidity of some proposed alternatives. For us, decent public services and fairness work with and for prosperity and against poverty and inequality. Cles draws on a range of experiences to reclaim a local economics which work for social justice.

  • RESEARCH

    CLES Manifesto for local economies

    17th March 2015
    This CLES Manifesto is underpinned by our values and principles and is based on the experience of our work in local economies over...
  • RESEARCH

    Developing Resilient Town Centres

    12th February 2015
    What makes a resilient town centre? This paper, aimed at people working to support their high street, town or city centre, provide...
  • FINDINGS

    The role of the VCS in achieving the outcomes of LEPs

    17th December 2014
    This findings document outlines what we see as the key roles for the voluntary and community sector in LEPs; and how LEPs can maxi...