British Summer Time ends: When do the clocks change?

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After a long and hot summer, Britain is now drawing closer to winter – with the evenings getting darker as the weather turns much cooler across the UK. Those who have enjoyed late nights in the summer sun will be disappointed to learn this must soon come to an end, as the clocks will soon change (and lets not forget that Britain already has a 10pm curfew in place).

British Summer Time officially became a moment during World War One, in 1916.

Germany had turned their clocks forward as a way of conserving energy, as during this time there is more daylight in the evenings and less in the mornings.

And following on from this, dozens of European Governments followed suit – including Britain.

the clocks then revert back an hour in the autumn. When the clocks go back, the UK is on Greenwich Mean Time (GMT).

Those who choose to stick with winter timings will move the clocks back an hour for the last time in October 2021.

While those who opt for permanent summer will change their clocks forward for the last time in March 2021.

Britain does not need to follow this ruling because of Brexit.

Howeer, it is widely believed the UK will follow suit.

And if it foes, it’s believed Britain will plump for staying permanently on summer time – or BST.

A source from the Department for Business is said to have told a colleague in Northern Ireland:: “My impression… is that officials’ advice is likely to be in favour of adopting British Summer Time all year.”

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