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UK Measurement Strategy

Volume 724: debated on Friday 9 December 2022

A measurement strategy for the national measurement system in being published today. The national measurement system (NMS) is an essential part of the UK’s research and innovation infrastructure that is critical for science, innovation and trade.

This strategy describes how the UK will capitalise on its world-leading national measurement system in the 2020s.

The national measurement system will focus on three challenges where enhanced measurement capability and expertise will support the UK:

The health and wellbeing of a growing population

The national measurement system will support the UK’s position at the forefront of leading-edge healthcare, enabling people to live longer, healthier and safer lives.

Managing and reducing our environmental impact

The national measurement system will provide the critical measurement infrastructure needed to help the UK improve energy efficiency, transition to clean energy sources and mitigate and adapt to the effects of climate change.

Increasing prosperity and supporting innovation

The national measurement system will support new and existing innovative businesses, providing access to the measurement capability and expertise needed to translate new ideas into products.