CONSENT OF INDEPENDENT REGISTERED PUBLIC ACCOUNTING FIRM
We consent to the incorporation by reference in the Registration Statement (Form S-3 No. 333-164343) of CurrencyShares® British Pound Sterling Trust of our reports dated January 14, 2013, with respect to the financial statements of CurrencyShares® British Pound Sterling Trust, and the effectiveness of internal control over financial reporting of CurrencyShares® British Pound Sterling Trust, included in this Annual Report (Form 10-K) for the year ended October 31, 2012.
/s/ Ernst & Young LLP
January 14, 2013