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NFU Scotland backs review of daylight savings time

Scotland’s farming lobby is backing proposals for a review of daylight savings time, despite reservations over the impact of moving UK clocks forward. 

The move by NFU Scotland came as the UK government said it was considering moving the UK’s clocks forward by an hour for a three-year trial period.

The announcement was in response to theDaylight Savings Private Member’s Bill put forward by a Tory MP.

It calls for a review of the potential costs and benefits of such a step.

The bill also calls for a trial period if the review recommends it.

NFU Scotland said it was “nervous of the potential impacts” of the UK adopting Central European Time, with BST plus one hour in summer and GMT plus one in winter.

But it added it felt the time was right for a full, independent analysis.

Read more at BBC News