Original SSP1 form restored

13 March 2020

The CIPP recently reported that the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) had published a new version of the SSP1 form, which included the requirement to issue SSP1 forms even for periods of absence lasting less than four days.

The CIPP were surprised at this addition due to the sheer administrative burden that it would bring to payroll professionals. The DWP confirmed that it would redraft the SSP1 form and that it would be published in due course. Employers were advised that they could continue to use the previous form in the interim or could manually or digitally amend the new form accordingly.

The DWP has actually restored the original SSP1 form online, so payroll professionals should continue to use it in the same way as they have done previously.


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