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.
Further to the Briefing Note published on this website in early April 2013, this is a statement of progress to keep interested parties up to date on the latest developments surrounding the future operation of NPL.
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.