Published On: Mon, Oct 21st, 2019

Clocks go back 2019: What time do the clocks go back this week?

The UK is getting into the swing of Autumn, with shops already full of pumpkins for Halloween and leaves littering our pavements. With the summer truly behind us, the clocks will soon be changing – so don’t be caught out! Here is when the clocks go back this week.

The clocks change twice a year in the UK.

Every year, on the last Sunday of March, the clocks go forward, and we technically ‘lose’ an hour’s sleep.

The clocks went forward on Sunday, March 31, 2019 at 1am, to mark the beginning of daylight saving time.

As a result, the UK clock is currently on British Standard Time (BST).

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And between 1968 and 1971, an experiment saw the clocks kept one hour ahead of GMT all through the year.

Some have argued over the years that the UK should be rid of daylight savings time altogether.

People complain the change of clocks is disruptive to people’s routines and sleeping patterns.

However, others argue the change allows nights to be lighter for when people commute home, which helps to improve safety and visibility.

Some also argue that you can save money on lighting and heating when the day has more daylight hours.

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