In 2011, when the EU published the Consumer Rights Directive (2011/83/EU), the UK government announced it would take the opportunity to simplify and update UK consumer law, including providing consumers with better rights when they buy goods or services that are faulty and providing new rights when buying digital content. The Bill sets out a significant reform and consolidation of UK consumer law and will also replace the current Unfair Terms in Consumer Contracts Regulations 1999. The UK Department for Business, Information and Skills ("BIS") intends that the Bill will come into force on 1 October 2015, subject to parliamentary approval. It intends to publish guidance on the Bill in April 2015. This will give businesses six months’ notice to make the changes required to inform consumers of their new rights in relation to faulty goods, services, or digital content. The primary source of information will be the Trading Standards Institute Business Companion website, which will present general high level advice and also more detailed advice on the law. The Competition and Markets Authority will also prepare guidance on unfair terms and private actions, which are also part of the Bill. Hopefully, the final version of the Bill will be agreed shortly in order to enable businesses to focus on the key changes that they need to make to their terms and conditions and sales processes in order to be ready for the planned implementation in October 2015.