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The pointlessness of making everyone switch back to imperial aside, to pile such significant COST - money, staff and time - onto retailers and manufacturers, especially of food, to change their packaging, software etc. at a time they are already on their knees, is unconscionable.

Yeah but if they confused the public it hides their failure.

Don’t forget the additional cost to government of having to buy new equipment and train inspectors to test scales against imperial measurements.

Any such cost will fall on the trading standards offices of local authorities, and I doubt central government will assign additional funds.

To be fair (because one must), I haven't seen any government proposal to force the use of imperial measures, only to allow traders to use solely imperial measures if they wish. I think it's a pointless and infantile idea, but it's not compulsory as far as I know.

Yes, I've read they will "allow" it but Alex is saying they are "making" people do it. Hope that isn't true.

We won’t switch, most electronic scales can handle both, its just so a declining number of people can have the thrill of asking for a pound of apples in the market before retiring to Weatherspoon’s for 568ml of beer in a glass with a crown on it

But of course also due to Brexit there may well not be any fresh apples or beer irrespective of what type of weights and measures you use.

Uk now an even BIGGER Laughing stock... World Beating for sure...

Do they think it will make the UK more appealing to the US?

Only up to a point. US gallons, pints and fluid ounces aren't the same as imperial.