What’s New in Laravel 5.5
Laravel 5.5 finally released this August. Laravel 5.5 is the most awaited version as it is an LTS (Long term support) release after Laravel 5.1. For LTS release bug fixes are provided for 2 years and security fixes for 3 years.
Laravel 5.5 will need a minimum of php7.0+, so if you haven’t yet upgraded to PHP 7 its right time to do it.