National Measurement Office
The National Measurement Office (NMO) ensures the UK’s system of weights and measures is fair, accurate and legal so that consumers and businesses have confidence whenever they buy and sell by quantity. Each year in the UK, £622 billion worth of goods and utilities are sold on the basis of the measurement of their quantity.
The Minister for Universities and Science earlier today informed the House of Commons of his decision on the future operation of the National Physical Laboratory. The Minister wants to build on the success of NPL, and is keen to strengthen the world class science carried out at NPL and its ability to support innovative businesses.
NMO brings together all aspects of measurement policy – scientific, industrial and legal – within a common leadership and delivery framework - and is a strong voice for measurement both internationally and within Government.
To provide policy support to Ministers on measurement issues and a measurement infrastructure which enables innovation and growth, promotes trade and facilitates fair competition and the protection of consumers, health and the environment.
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NMO is committed to effective consultation which is targeted at and easily accessible to those with a clear interest in the policy in question.