PwC partner appointed to Mayor of London’s Brexit Expert Advisory Panel

Published at 16:30 PM on 19 December 2016

Julia Onslow-Cole, PwC’s global head of immigration, has been invited by Sadiq Khan, the Mayor of London, to sit on a new 14-strong Brexit Expert Advisory panel, which will advise the Mayor on the challenges, risks and opportunities presented by Brexit.

Commenting on the appointment, Julia Onslow-Cole said: “As the consequences of Brexit are worked through, stimulating debate on the challenges and opportunities, and identifying and considering new options and thinking is important. For example, matching the skills needed by employers to the available labour force will be critical to the sustained growth and economic success of London and the UK. I look forward to working with the Mayor of London and other members of the Brexit Expert Advisory Panel to help London continue to thrive.”

Announcing the creation of the panel today, the Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, said: “I have promised to be most pro-business Mayor that London has ever had – and now I’m delivering on that promise. For the last six months, I have been speaking to businesses of all shapes and sizes about what they need from the forthcoming Brexit negotiations.

“We need to strike a deal that safeguards London’s position as the best city in the world to do business and this expert group of advisors will allow me to tap into some of our top business minds as negotiations progress.

“Securing privileged access to the single market, maintaining a world-class financial sector and ensuring London can continue to attract global talent are all recurring themes from my conversations with business – and I look forward to working with this panel as we aim to strike a deal that works for the capital.

To read the full announcement from the Mayor of London, please visit: https://www.london.gov.uk/press-releases/mayoral/mayor-unveils-brexit-expert-advisory-panel

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Notes to editor:

About Julia Onslow-Cole

Julia is the Legal Markets Leader and Head of Global Immigration at PwC, which has immigration practices in 154 countries. She has more than 25 years of experience in providing specialist immigration advice and is ranked a number one practitioner in several legal directories. She is a key expert on PwC’s Brexit Taskforce and has been liaising with Government and Business following the referendum. Julia and has advised several government on citizenship by investment programmes.

For further information please contact Jamie Harley: jamie.a.harley@pwc.com / +44 20 7212 2688


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