Britain could be forced to end daylight saving time by the European Union after Brexit, a Lords committee has warned.
The European Commission is planning to end the changing of the clocks a month after Brexit in April 2019, during the transition period.
It has raised concerns that daylight savings time is disrupting people’s sleep, damaging their health, and inhibiting productivity at work.
It comes as Britain is set to change the clocks back next Sunday, which could be the last time under the EU’s plans.
The EU might decide to stop doing it, sure. We’ll be free to follow suit or not. And we’d be damn fools not to. The costs of being out of step being far greater than any savings by the doing. In such matters coordination being more important than the thing itself.