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Swedish business leaders warn Brits risk work permit rejections after no-deal Brexit

Companies have been advised to ensure their British employees have the working conditions and insurance policies required for non-EU work permits. File photo: Pontus Lundahl / TT

Published: 14.Feb.2019 09:27 hrs

Sweden's largest business federation has warned of the problems that could face British workers in the country and their employers if the government does not introduce special legislation to counter the ramifications of a no-deal Brexit.

The government has put forward a proposal that would allow British citizens a grace period of one year in the event of a no-deal Brexit, which would allow them to stay in Sweden and give them time to apply for necessary residence and work permits without experiencing any change to their rights.

But the government has not yet clarified whether it will introduce special legislation and new permits to deal with British citizens, or if they would be subject to existing permit regulations.

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