» UK Measurement Strategy launched

28 April, 2017

The UK Measurement Strategy has been launched by Lord Prior, Parliamentary under Secretary of State at the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy. 

It will support the UK's regulatory environment; improve the UK's measurement skills that can increase productivity and provide the confidence to innovate or invest; and respond to the challenge of the data revolution through confidence in data provenance, storage, transmission and inter-operability that measurement can bring.

UKAS accreditation and the UK Quality Infrastructure are referenced to support the delivery of the strategy to:

  • Anticipate UK requirements and lead the development of new standards in emerging technologies.
  • Define the market specifications for new technologies in standards and metrology roadmaps.
  • Align the measurement infrastructure with the standards and regulatory community for a more business-friendly approach that positions the UK competitively using a risk based methodology.