21 Jun '11, 12am

It got light at 4:45am today when most of us were asleep. Why not create 80k jobs by moving an hour of light into eve:

Business leaders have lent their support to aligning the UK's clocks with Europe in a letter to the Prime Minister on the year's longest day. Bosses from companies including the Co-Operative, Eurostar and Kingfisher say adopting the same time zone as the EU would add up to £3.5bn each year to the UK economy by adding three trading hours with Europe and extending the window with the Far East. FURTHER READING UK ticks towards carbon-saving time Corporate titans call for deeper EU carbon cuts With the sun rising today at 4.43am in London and 4.26am in Edinburgh when most people are asleep and setting at 9.30pm when the majority are awake, valuable business hours are being lost, they added in the letter organised by campaign group Lighter Later , an offshoot of 10:10. Lighter evenings in March and October would benefit the tourism industry, cut road accidents and reduce electr...

Full article: http://www.businessgreen.com/bg/news/2080299/businesses-c...

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