Variation of Funding Agreements from ESFA to DfE

The ESFA had already announced that from 1 April territory, ESF and apprenticeships teams would move from ESFA to DfE. The ESFA explained that agreements will still have the Secretary of State as the contracting authority, and he will act through both DfE and ESFA. They will vary the agreements in April to recognize this change. The current agreements remain fully enforceable, and the change is to clarify their representatives’ roles.