This is an article I wrote about the impending doom of Magento version 1 based online stores from a South African perspective. The intent though, is still applicable for the UK market, the only change is the actual number of Magento 1 stores running in the UK. ...
Still Running Magento 1? You Need to Pay Attention.
In less than 12-months, Magento 1 will go end-of-life and quite possibly your online checkout will stop working.
June 2020 is the official end of support date for the Magento 1 Platform. If your Magento store is currently in production and you don’t have an upgrade plan in the works, you have a problem.