Latest from the ESFA (former EFA) including: 1. Action: local authorities to submit school financial value standard chief finance officer’s statement by 31 May 2018; 2. Reminder: local authorities to submit adult education budget and apprenticeship funds return by 30 April 2018; 3. Information: local authority summaries of student numbers for 2018 to 2019; 4. Information: performance reporting – FE college groups and multi-site colleges; 5. Reminder: hospital education baseline collection; 6. Information: high needs benchmarking tool update.