What is the time now in the UK?
Current local time in UK (England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland)
Time zone and Daylight Saving Time (DST) rules
When Daylight Saving Time (DST) is in use, UK time is GMT+1, or British Summer Time (BST).When DST is not in use, UK is on GMT (Greenwich Mean Time), which is the Standard Time.
Convert Local to UK
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Current daylight saving dates for Europe
- Standard Time began: Sunday 27 October 2019 01:00 GMT. Clocks went back one hour.
- Standard Time ends: Sunday 29 March 2020 01:00 GMT. Clocks go forward one hour.
UK and Europe Clock Change Rules
After the summer months time in the UK is shifted back by 1 hour to Western European Time (WET) or (GMT).
Discover the history of British Daylight Saving
British Summer Time Dates
Daylight saving time begin and end dates, Sunday 01:00 GMT (1.00am Greenwich Mean Time):
Proposals have been made from time to time about changing the UK's time zone to Central European Time.
However, any changes would need to have full regard to the effect on business and transport links with other countries, on health and safety issues such as road traffic accidents, and on social and community life.
Although there could be some advantages, adoption of Central European Time in the UK would result in later sunrise in winter, affecting particularly outdoor workers and people in the north of England and Scotland.
There are no current plans to change the UK’s time zone and DST rules.