1: Changing the clocks for more daylight

The Policy Studies Institute has issued my report on the costs and benefits of moving the clock one hour ahead of its current setting throughout the year. That would mean British Standard Time (BST) in the winter and Double British Summer Time (DBST) in the summer. There is now a high likelihood of the government taking action to implement this change. The suggested smooth transition would be to maintain BST through the winter of 1991 into 1992. In the spring of that year, clocks would be put forward a further hour to DBST, and in the following autumn they would be put back by one hour to BST and so on, with thereafter the two clock changes each year, as at present. Continue reading