I have received an offer for a lecturer position at a UK-based institution. Upon researching the visa application process, it appears that there is no differentiation between EU and non-EU citizens. However, some colleagues and friends currently residing in the UK have mentioned that EU citizens may not need to pay additional insurance surcharges. As a German citizen, I am curious to confirm if this information is still accurate, or if it pertained to a time when the UK was an EU member. Any clarification on this matter would be greatly appreciated. Thank you in advance for your assistance.