The MSA requires that the statements are discussed at senior management level and signed by an appropriate senior member of the company (dependent on the type of company it is).
For further information on signing the statement, please read the Home Office Guidance, page 13.
Each statement should be signed by an appropriate senior member of the company. It does not require a physical signature, but the name of the person who has 'signed' the statement. These signatures are usually found at the beginning or the end of the document. This metric is asking who signed the company's statement.
Along with the signature the title and name of the individual who has signed should be displayed. The possible values for this metric are as follows:
Signed by CEO
Signed by Director
Signed by Managing Director
Signed by other role - where there is a signature by a named individual whose role is not covered by one of the above options. Please add a comment with the title of the individual who signed.
Signed - no title - where there is a signature by a named individual but no description of their role. Please add a comment with the name of the individual who signed.
Not signed - but individual with title named - if there is no signature or it does not state 'signed by', but a specific individual and their title is given, choose this option.
Not signed - where no individual has signed the statement.
NOTE: Signature is not the same as approval- this is covered under the metric MSA Statement Approval
* Note on choosing the Year of your answer
Read the MSA Statement carefully to find out what year it covers.
When a statement is referring to a Financial Year (FY) ending in Q1 or early Q2, it should be labeled with the previous year. Example:
- Statement for FY2018/19 ending in April 2019 = 2018
- Statement for FY2018/19 ending in May 2019 (or later) = 2019