Annoucements include the introduction of a national living wage and cuts to working age benefits.
The LGA predicts local authorities could face a £3.3bn cut in funding in 2016/17, and a funding gap of £9.5bn by the end of the decade.
A wide-ranging review of the business rates system is set to report back by the 2016 Budget.
The commission’s final report, Financing English Devolution, calls for a ten year programme of devolution of powers.
The government has confirmed the 2015/16 settlement, which was announced provisionally in December 2014.