The ESFA has published updated information about the apprenticeship funding band structure from August 2018. The ESFA states ‘following our consideration of the current funding band structure, we have decided to move to a new 30 band structure from August 2018 for new starts. This new structure will include more bands, with smaller increments between bands. The maximum will remain at £27 000’. A provider response to the change from Richard Marsh of Kaplan can be seen here. A summary of this and other changes to apprenticeship funding announced by the ESFA is here.