The UK could be set for a revival of imperial measurements to coincide with the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.

Boris Johnson is predicted to make an announcement on the issue next Friday (June 3) as the nation celebrates the monarch’s 70-year milestone.

The Prime Minister is expected to tell shops across the country that they will be permitted to sell their wares in pounds and ounces, The Mirror reports.

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Traders have been required by law to use metric units for the sale by weight or measure of fresh produce since 2000, when the EU weights and measures directive came into force.

The announcement by the PM would allow traders to freely to choose between imperial and metric measurements.

One Cabinet source told the Mirror: “As the British people have been happy to use both imperial and metric measurements in their daily life it is good for the Government to reflect that now we are free to change our regulations accordingly.”

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Britain is officially metric, in line with the rest of Europe. However, imperial measures are still in use, especially for road distances, which are measured in miles.

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