5 Questions Answered About British Summer Time and Daylight Saving Time
This weekend we lose an hours sleep as the clocks go back one hour and take us into British summer time.
The UK follows daylight saving time, DST, as part of the European Union's daylight saving schedule. This begins on the last Sunday of March and ends on the last Sunday in October.
So on the last Sunday of March at 01:00 in the morning the clocks move one hour ahead to 02:00.
On the last Sunday in October the UK switches back to Greenwich Mean Time, GMT, where the clocks then move an hour back.
Standard time is a uniform time used across places on the same longitude.
As there was a demand to use British time throughout the country, the railway enforced a uniform time for their clocks across Britain.
The railroad companies scheduled their timetables and set their clocks to Greenwich Mean Time.