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Stop changing the clocks twice a year: switch to British Summer Time permanently

Submitted on Tuesday 3rd November 2020

Rejected on Friday 20th November 2020

Current status: Rejected

Rejection code: duplicate (see below for details)

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Stop changing the clocks twice a year: switch to British Summer Time permanently

Petition Details

Everyone hates it when the clocks go back, so let's stop doing it. In 2021, every EU nation will stop changing their clocks twice a year. This is a great opportunity for us to do the same thing. It also has a surprisingly long list of benefits.

Additional Information

Switching to BST permanently will have the following effects:
1. Reduce our electricity bills and CO2 emissions by making it lighter later, and reducing peak power demand
2. Stop the spike in strokes and heart attacks we see when the clocks go forward
3. Avoid a "time border" on the island of Ireland
4. Save 80 lives each year on the roads
5. Reduce crime
6. Improve our health by giving us more evenings to exercise outdoors
7. Improve our mental health by reducing the effects of S.A.D.


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This petition was rejected

The Government e-Petitions Team gave the following reason:

There's already a petition about this issue. We cannot accept a new petition when we already have one about a very similar issue.

You are more likely to get action on this issue if you sign and share a single petition.

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