British Summer Time begins – 29 March

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British Summer Time (BST) is the civil time during the summer months in the United Kingdom during which the clocks are advanced from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) by one hour (UTC+1). The British Summer Time period begins on the last Sunday of March and ends on the last Sunday of October. Though initially popular after its introduction in 1916, the practice now creates debate.

Resources

BBC - News - British Summer Time

Plans to change UK time to improve tourism have been floated but have prompted objections in Scotland.

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