Stand up for your rights

Britain's measurement units muddle means that consumers can often be confused and ripped off with different measurement units. Sometimes retailers illegally price goods in imperial units because they sound cheaper than the metric equivalent. In other cases, consumers can be confused and misled quite legally due to poorly implemented regulation.

Check out UKMA's shopping pages for advice and on how to complain.

The bottom line is, if you are not told weights and measurements in metric units, ask for them!