The report sets out recommendations on how local authorities can enable delivery of new housing in their areas.
The provisional local government finance settlement for 2015/16 has been published, with an overall reduction in local authorities' spending power of 1.8%.
The Autumn Statement was announced on 3 December 2014, providing an update on the government’s plans for the economy.
NAO report looks at how local authorities have coped with cuts, and says DCLG needs a better understanding of the impacts on services.
Commission's interim report says local government finance system is broken, and proposes full retention of business rates and reform of council tax.