Asphalt - the cause of it all?

British Embassy Called in

Itinerant tarmac laying gangs have set up camp in Sigtuna, near Stockholm, for the third summer in a row. Since the gangs are from Britain the local municipality is to turn to the British Embassy to resolve the issue.

Travelling work gangs from Britain, offering to do jobs like laying asphalt, are seen as a problem across much of Sweden. But Sigtuna municipality's leader, Social Democrat Anders Johansson estimates that his area has spent over 22,000 US dollars alone just in clear up costs. He says that the British authorities should check up on these work gangs and see whether they are following British laws on tax, children's education and vehicle registration.

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