Supermarkets warn of price surge if imperial measurements return

The plan to go back to pounds and ounces is thought to coincide with the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee, but some political commentators accused Johnson of using the policy to distract from ‘partygate’.

The British Retail Consortium, which represents supermarkets including Sainsbury’s, Asda and Morrisons, has warned the prime minister that returning to imperial measurements could worsen the cost-of-living crisis and further drive up inflation. 

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