The clocks go forward by an hour on Sunday amid confusion over whether the EU will abolish daylight savings time altogether

It’s that time of year again, the ritual of trying to work out which of your electronic gadgets automatically adjust for clock changes, and which don’t. British Summer Time officially starts at 1am on Sunday 31 March, when the clocks go forward one hour to 2am.

With Brexit on the horizon, it remains to be seen whether changes to daylight savings time plans in continental Europe will have any effect on British clocks in the future. For some time the European Union has been making progress towards abolishing the ritual altogether. At one point, the European commission president, Jean-Claude Juncker, was pushing for the changes to happen in 2019. However, the issue was held up in October, when a meeting of EU transport ministers argued the timetable for change was too ambitious.

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