Weights and Measures Act, 1985
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The National Measurement Office (NMO) is responsible for this act which is considered to be the fundamental piece of legislation for this particular act. This act ensures certain regulations are placed upon transactions, transactions which are based upon quantity. The type and manner of the quantity provided, the quantities that may be sold and the units of measurement to be used all consist within this Act.

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The NMO's role is to ensure the legislation is appropriately, effectively and consistently correct and viable for retailers, consumers and businesses. NMO provides guidance to businesses and local authorities including opinions on specific aspects.

Additionally, the main purpose is to ensure customers have the relevant information on quantity in order to carry out informed purchasing decisions. As well as this, they need to be confident on the aspect of being not being sold short weight or measure. It also protects companies from devious competitors.

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