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Report on findings of UK public dialogue on leap seconds

Leap seconds: report on findings of the UK public dialogue.

This was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government

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Image: ‘Clockwork earth’ courtesy of Ben Gilliland , editor CosmOnline.

The UK government held a public dialogue to understand how the public feels about the connection between the sun and time. The National Measurement Office (NMO) has launched a report summarising the findings of this public dialogue, which has helped inform policy on this issue. All four strands of the public dialogue indicated that the public has a strong preference for continuing to use leap seconds to maintain the link between time and the sun.

Published 3 February 2015