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The government says its review of EU rules on imperial measures for traders is only a “small part” of plans to reshape laws after Brexit.

The overhaul could permit retailers to once again sell goods only using Britain’s traditional weighing system.

Labour’s deputy leader Angela Rayner has said it shows ministers are “out of touch” with voters’ priorities.

But No 10 said it was just one element of its drive to recast laws inherited from the EU.

The change, announced on Thursday, is part of a government drive to increase innovation by reassessing thousands

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