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Economic Justice

Community wealth building

According to think tank CLES “community wealth building is an intentional reorganisation of the local economy in order to tackle the inequalities and disadvantages that are today, more than ever, so acutely felt in our homes and communities across the UK”.

The ‘Community Wealth Building 2019’ publication launched recently by CLES provides an overview of the theory of community wealth building, highlights of the past year, tried and tested practice, as well as the ways in which people, organisations and areas across the UK are forging new ground. In addition, it outlines the challenges that are currently affecting the advancement of community wealth building. It also provides some next steps that we hope will continue to build and grow this flourishing movement, enabling it to develop at scale across the UK.