Monthly Archives: January 2009

Free-for-all on packages sizes, but no help for consumers?

The Government has published its decisions on deregulating package sizes (as required by a 2007 EU Directive), including advice for business.  But, so far, there is no advice for consumers. Likes(0)Dislikes(0)

Posted in Consumer affairs | 14 Comments

‘User-Friendly’ metric

One of our readers, John Frewen-Lord, asks why popular resistance to the simplicity of metric measures is now limited to a few English-speaking countries. With change in the air, he makes a few suggestions to help the stalled metric changeovers. … Continue reading

Posted in Education, General, History, Views from abroad | 18 Comments

Will 2009 bring metric-only labelling to the USA?

The coming year may see progress in this area. MetricViews offers a guide for the novice. Likes(0)Dislikes(0)

Posted in Consumer affairs, Views from abroad | 9 Comments