British Ambassador to Luxembourg John Marshall, pictured, confirmed the announcement saying that his job had been upgraded
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Britain’s embassy in Luxembourg has seen its team increase while the ambassador’s job has been upgraded in a strategy to cope with the challenges of Brexit.
UK daily newspaper The Independent announced in an article published on 30 December 2017 that the foreign office planned to hire 50 extra staff for embassies in the EU and to promote ambassadors to a more senior level in smaller nations including Luxembourg.
Contacted by Delano, British Ambassador to Luxembourg John Marshall confirmed the announcement saying that his job had been upgraded.
“There is no substantive change to the job I am doing. It is just means that, within the FCO’s internal organisation, it is now graded as a more senior position,” he said, adding: “I will be staying here until at least March 2020 as per the original plan.”
The small embassy team was meanwhile increased last July with the appointment of a new UK-based staff member; however the decision to create this job was taken before “before the referendum,” Ambassador Marshall said. He further added that there were no plans to further increase staffing at the British embassy in Luxembourg.