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'A very easy Brexit win' - Traders have say on imperial measures change

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19.09.2021

City traders are unconvinced by government plans to review imperial measures, with some calling it unnecessary and a Westminster publicity stunt.

The Cabinet Office said last week it will "review the EU ban on markings and sales in imperial units and legislate in due course".

Shops would be able to sell in traditional pounds and ounces once again under the changes.

As it stands, Norwich businesses are legally obliged to use metric measurements such as grams, kilograms and litres when selling goods.

But traders are against the plans, with Josh Worley, of Water and Earth on Norwich market, calling it "a very easy Brexit win".

Josh Worley of Water and Earth on Norwich Market - Credit: Ben Hardy

Mr Worley, who sells soap by weight, said: "If nothing else I was taught metric and that is all I know.........

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