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How the clocks going back will cost most househoulds

How the clocks going back will cost most househoulds

Clocks in the UK go back by one hour at 2am on Sunday 26 October 2014.

‘The clocks going back one hour over winter adds £24 to a typical household’s annual energy bill, a study has claimed.

Sunday’s switch back to Greenwich Mean Time will mean it gets darker even earlier in the evenings, causing households to turn their lights on sooner.

Over the course of the winter months this will add up to a typical household using an extra £23.88, according to analysis by B&Q – or a total increase of £630 million to the nation’s winter energy bills.’

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