Is BST good for business?
Proponents of all-year round BST argue that it would be beneficial for trade as it would bring the UK in line with Central European Time during the winter months. This would also mean the UK would be a further hour in front of the United States – a less significant trade partner.
Furthermore, Lighter Later, a campaign group that wants to shift Britain’s clocks forward by one hour but keep the two time standards, (beginning to feel like Marty McFly yet?) argues that a move away from GMT could lead to around 60,000 – 80,000 more jobs in leisure and tourism worth an extra £2.5bn – £3.5bn to the economy.