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Daylight Saving Campaign

Thursday 28 October 2010, 4:57 PM

The Tourism Alliance is supporting Rebecca Harris' private member's bill to introduce daylight saving for a trial 3 year period.

Research shows that this would provide numerous benefits including increased tourism employment, reduced fatalities on the roads, reduced carbon emissions and increased outdoor activity.

The Proposal
For the UK to introduce Daylight Saving for a three year trial period in order to make better use of the hours of daylight that the country receives.

This would mean moving the clocks two hours ahead of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) in the summer (GMT+2) and one hour ahead of GMT in the winter (GMT+1).

The Outcome
Moving to Daylight Saving means that the UK would have lighter evenings all year round. This would;

  • Boost Tourism earnings by up to £3.5bn per annum
  • Create up to 80,000 new jobs in the tourism and leisure sector
  • Reduce the UK's CO2 emissions by 1.2m tonnes per annum
  • Reduce serious injuries and deaths on the road by almost 300 per annum
  • Help tackle obesity by providing an average of 55min more daylight leisure time in the evenings

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