Times are changing, we spoke about the need for an SSL certificate over here: Why You Need An SSL Certificate.
The benefits are clear and Google are moving towards a "Safer Internet" which isn't a bad thing. January 2017 will see a change in the way Google presents websites through it's Chrome browser and in particular whether a website is safe to visit or not. This is due to be released through Chrome 56 (version).
This was taken from their blog: https://security.googleblog.com/2016/09/moving-towards-more-secure-web.html
To help users browse the web safely, Chrome indicates connection security with an icon in the address bar. Historically, Chrome has not explicitly labelled HTTP connections as non-secure. Beginning in January 2017 (Chrome 56), we’ll mark HTTP pages that collect passwords or credit cards as non-secure, as part of a long-term plan to mark all HTTP sites as non-secure.
You can clearly see the need for an SSL not only for protecting your users on your website but in terms of SEO. For more information about adding an SSL certificate to your website you can speak to us on 01733 902070 or email us via our contact form.