Clocks go back on October 27

2am is when clocks go back an hour to signal the end of British Summer Time

2am is when clocks go back an hour to signal the end of British Summer Time - Credit: Archant

Don’t forget that clocks go back tomorrow (Sunday), marking the end of British Summer Time.

Clocks go back one hour at 2am on the last Sunday in October.

When the clocks go back, the UK is on Greenwich Mean Time (GMT).

However the annual change has been questioned in a survey.

According to a recent study, millions of people across the UK feel unsafe and reluctant to leave their home as a result of darker evenings.


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The research, from Santander Home Insurance, found that 59 per cent of those questioned opposed turning their clocks back, and 24 per cent believed that the UK should adopt Central European Time, which gives two additional hours of daylight in the evenings.

Twenty-seven per cent said they felt more at risk of personal injury caused by accidents and crime, while 14 per cent said they feared for their children’s safety as they made their way home during the winter months.

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Over four in 10 said they left their homes less as the evenings drew in.

The survey was conducted by Opinium Research, involving a sample size of 2,001 UK adults.

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