There are a number of similar phenomena between our post-COVID times and the 1970’s. One of them is the Government proposing to allow traders to sell using imperial-only again, forcing customers to once again have to resort to conversion calculations to compare prices.Continue reading “Taking us back to the 1970’s”
A popular anti-imperial petition on the official parliamentary petitions website has attracted a large number of signatures and is still growing fast. It opposes the Government’s recent imperial-only measurements proposals for trade.Continue reading “Anti-imperial petition tops 1600 signatures”
Over the weekend, various news items announced (again) that it was the Government’s intention for us to return to the use of imperial units.
Metric Views marks the opening to the general public of London’s Elizabeth line, formerly known as Crossrail, with a few statistics.Continue reading “Elizabeth Line in figures”
Martin Vliestra looks at key steps in the search for a simple system of measuring area.Continue reading “Decimal measurement of area”
The Highway Code was updated on 29 January 2022. It introduced a hierarchy of road users based on vulnerability and aimed to give priority to the most vulnerable road users. Ronnie Cohen comments.Continue reading “How to improve Highway Code 2022”
Should the UK have one measurement system or two? We highlight a paradox in UK government policy.Continue reading “A paradox of our measurement muddle”
2022 sees the 50th anniversary of the 1972 White Paper on Metrication – a policy document that set out the Government’s plans for the nation’s metrication programme in the 1970s.
The publication of the White Paper was approved at a Cabinet meeting held on Tuesday 11 January 1972.