Shopping using metric
Shopping affects every man, woman and child in Britain. A fair and free market needs accurate and transparent descriptions and pricing of goods. Because metric units are decimal and consistent their use can help ensure price transparency and help protect both consumers and traders.
Fair measurement for shoppers
To find out how UKMA thinks shoppers should be protected click here.
Fair measurement for retailers
To find out how UKMA thinks traders should be protected click here.
British food is now measured using metric units. Unfortunately many British shoppers do not understand how to compare like with like.
If you are unsure how much food to buy be try our cookery section for some rules of thumb.
Buying home appliances
Home appliances are designed to metric sizes yet are frequently advertised using imperial units.
How to complain
If you think that you have not been treated fairly click here to find out how to complain.