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Looking ahead: why daylight saving time should remain in the UK

The clock changing ritual is back as British Summer Time begins at 1am on Sunday 26th March when clocks change to 2am. A large chunk of the population loses an hour of sleep — except for those who work nights, spend late evenings, and those who have pets and small children who don't check the air anyway.
Daylight Saving Time, sometimes referred to as 'Daylight Saving Time', puts the UK in GMT+1, allowing for more daylight in the evenings but less daylight in the mornings. That's great news if you want to get out and get things done at night, less so if you have a job that requires you to start early.

Stolen Time returns on Sunday 29th October when British Summer Time ends and clocks are turned back from 2am to 1am, giving everyone a once a year chance to relive the time.By 2023 at the latest, most electronic devices will be self-timed, although you probably don't yet know how to turn back your oven's clock.

The rite owes its origins in Great Britain to the First World War. An annual time change of one hour was first introduced over 100 years ago by the Daylight Savings Act 1916 with the idea that brighter evenings could save fuel for the war effort. 

Despite its mysterious origins, there appears to be no willingness in the UK to change this practice, although there is little evidence that it is particularly conducive to saving energy or boosting the economics of overall solar energy use by extending daylight saving time in the UK is likely to be small... [and] the evidence quantifying these impacts is not robust enough to say what the impact on aggregate demand [for energy] will be.

While some US states and some European countries are considering ending the concept of Daylight Saving Time, it seems the UK should stick with the DST.