Switch of energy supplier might be effective alternative to changing clocks

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Those who do not hold much hope of the UK moving the clocks forward on a permanent basis may wish to turn to a switch of energy supplier as a way of reducing their bills.

Daniel Vockins, campaign manager at Lighter Later, says the changing of Britain's time would mean a smaller amount of power would be required and consumed as it would be brighter during the right parts of the day.

"We would use less electric light and, because we would be using less electric light and less electricity, we would also be reducing peak demand on the grid," he explains.

Mr Vockings comments come in the wake of the second reading of the Daylight Saving Bill in the House of Commons.

If passed, he believes costs in a variety of areas could plummet – not least in terms of home fuel.

However, if it is not, methods such as a switch of energy supplier may be needed if individuals are to face smaller charges when it comes to power bills.

Posted by Jim Tidy

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