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Sweden: Possible ”Brexit” implications for employers, social security

Sweden: Brexit implications employers, social security

Companies need to consider what would be certain implications if there is a ”no deal” Brexit—including country-specific information about Sweden.


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Who could be affected, and how?

  • Companies temporarily moving employees from the UK to the EU will need to be aware of individual EU Member State rules for UK nationals.
  • Companies temporarily moving employees from the EU to the UK will need to be aware of the new rules for EU nationals in the UK.
  • Employees will want to be informed about their rights under the new arrangements.

Country-specific information – Sweden

Whether it will be possible to rely on this bilateral agreement after Brexit is uncertain.

Sweden has confirmed that in the event of a ”no deal” Brexit, the proposal would be for UK citizens to remain in Sweden with the same access to social security arrangements as would apply today, for a period of one year. For Swedish citizens in the UK, it seems that they would want to consider obtaining a statement of UK National Insurance Contributions (NICs) paid to protect future claims in Sweden.

There are other considerations with regard to pensions and healthcare to be taken into account.

Read an October 2019 report prepared by the KPMG member firm in Sweden

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