Queen’s Jubilee celebrations to include return of imperial units?

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.

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How to improve Highway Code 2022

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.

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The 1972 White Paper on Metrication – 50 years on

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.

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Does the UK’s mixed use of metric and imperial give us a unique ‘superpower’?

When arguing against the completion of metrication, opponents sometimes claim that the UK’s current muddled use of metric units for some things, and imperial for others, gives us an advantage that should be envied when it comes to measurement, in that it somehow makes us ‘bilingual’ in both systems.

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