- Time in the United Kingdom
United Kingdomuses Greenwich Mean Time( UTC) and British Summer Time( UTC+1).
The UK used
Local Mean Timeuntil railway timetabling gradually established the two standards of Greenwich Mean Time and Dublin Mean Time(). These were legally adopted in 1880. In 1916, Greenwich Mean Time was introduced to Ireland, and British Summer Time was introduced.
At the beginning of the 20th century
Sandringham Time() was used by the royal household.
The United Kingdom experimentally adopted
Central European Timein the years 1968–71; however, this experiment proved unpopular and short-lived, mainly due to the increased number of road accidents (many involving children walking to school) in the dark winter mornings.
Regulation of time zones and Summer Time is a reserved matter, meaning that only in the
Parliament of the United Kingdomhas power to legislate, rather than devolved administrations such as the Scottish Parliament.
List of time zones
* [http://www.srcf.ucam.org/~jsm28/british-time/ History of legal time in Britain]
* [http://www.npl.co.uk/time/measurement_time/summer_time_archive.html Archive of Summer time dates from the National Physical Laboratory]
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