AFI News 04/03/24

AFI News 04/03/24


Companies House Fees

The Government has now published the increases in Companies House fees that will apply from 1 May 2024 following the introduction of the Economic Crime and Corporate Transparency Act. The cost of filing a confirmation statement online will rise from £13 to £34, whilst a paper version will increase from £40 to £62.

Immigration Update

The Government has confirmed that the 20% going rate discount for occupations on the Shortage Occupations List will be removed from 14 March. The minimum salary required for a Skilled Worker visa will increase to £38,700 on 4 April, whilst the minimum income requirement threshold for family visas will rise to £29,000 on 11 April.


Scottish Apprenticeship Week will run from next Monday 4 ‐ Friday 8 March and members in Scotland are encouraged to get involved and promote their apprenticeships. The Scottish construction sector needs to recruit almost 20,000 new entrants, and Build UK’s guide sets out how apprenticeships might suit different employers and individuals.

Littlewood Group are promoting the career path in fencing and helping the next generation of fencers understand what a great career fencing can be during National Apprenticeship Week 2024.

They are proudly supporting Build UK #opendoors24. Apprenticeships are a great place to start within the fencing industry so book onto their workshop on 19th March to find out more