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 new cyber-security training course has been launched to help the procurement profession stay safe online.
Survey indicates that public sector organisations are the number one target for malware attacks in the UK.
CIPFA Counter Fraud Centre launches a new annual survey of detected fraud and corruption.