The Home Office introduced the notion of an immigration skills surcharge so as to try and reduce the amount of employment migration from outside of the EU. The skills surcharge (currently set at £1,000 per year) would be funneled into training programs for British workers so as to eradicate those skill gaps. The only problem is that it may completely alter the UK's position in the financial services industry, the realm of higher education and medicine (to name but a few areas). Will the Government have the foresight to recognize this potential problem - particularly in light of the cost to universities, hospitals and schools?