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Joe Archibald, Coleraine store owner and NFRN NI president.

Joe Archibald, Coleraine store owner and NFRN NI president.

Joe Archibald, Coleraine store owner and NFRN NI president.

The Fed (Federation of Independent Retailers) has branded Government plans to review weights and measures as a waste of time and money.

The Office for Product Safety and Standards has opened consultation on the review of units of measurement for consumer transactions.

This could see goods being available in the old imperial measurements, as well as in the metric equivalent.

“This is a needless exercise,” said Shahid Razzaq, deputy vice president, The Fed. “The government should be more worried about the local shops which are hubs of the community closing down due to rising energy, staff and fuel costs.

“The plight of our high streets is being ignored while the government plays needless games about imperial measures, and this is what we will stress in our response to the consultation.”

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