Guide to CPF contributions in Singapore

Do note that the information in this article is accurate as of the date of publishing. As a general guide, CPF contributions are required for full-time, part-time, casual and temporary employees who are: Singapore citizens or permanent residents Engaged under a contract of service (i.e. an employment contract as opposed to a contract for service) [...]

By |2022-04-19T18:05:10+08:00April 25th, 2022|Running a Company|

Upcoming changes to the Companies Act. New statutory requirements for companies.

On January 10th 2022, Parliament passed the Corporate Registers (Miscellaneous Amendments) Act. This amends the Companies Act and Limited Partnerships (LLP) Act.   What are the changes? Both local and foreign Singapore registered companies will be required to keep a non-public register of nominee shareholders and their nominators. The register will need to be updated [...]

By |2022-02-09T17:00:45+08:00February 9th, 2022|Latest News and Announcements, Running a Company|

What are Non-routine Secretarial Services?

In our previous article, What are Routine Secretarial Services?, we discussed the typical services which a corporate service provider will cover. In this article, we will touch on what are non-routine Secretarial Services. Non-routine secretarial services are typically items that do not happen on a regular basis. They are generally not the usual statutory requirements. [...]

By |2022-02-07T09:58:29+08:00February 7th, 2022|Running a Company|

What are Routine Secretarial Services?

In accordance with the Companies Act, every Singapore registered company is required to appoint a company secretary. In many instances, companies may outsource this position, as well as the duty to maintain corporate compliance, to a corporate service provider like Singapore Secretary Services. The role of the Company Secretary is to assist in the administration [...]

By |2022-02-07T09:35:49+08:00February 3rd, 2022|Questions and Answers, Running a Company|

Changes to company laws to improve corporate compliance

On the 10th of January 2022, the Singapore parliament passed the Corporate Registers (Miscellaneous Amendments) Act. This act amends the Companies Act and the Limited Liability Partnerships Act. This act adds the requirement for Companies registered in Singapore to keep registers of nominee shareholders and their nominees. This requirement will plug the gap regarding the [...]

By |2022-01-18T08:33:58+08:00January 18th, 2022|Running a Company|

Why you should consider a Private Limited Company structure over an LLP

A Company and a Limited Liability Partnership (LLP) are both incorporated entities which mean that they have a separate legal personality from their ownership. We encounter a lot of queries about which business structure is best recommended for people looking to set up business structures and more often than not, we usually gravitate and recommend [...]

By |2021-08-23T14:43:50+08:00August 19th, 2021|Running a Company|

Segregation of powers between shareholders and directors

We have seen cases whereby clients have confused the roles of shareholders and directors. In this article, we will be explaining the roles and powers of the shareholders and the directors. The shareholders are the owners of the company. The directors, on the other hand, are the management of the company. Thus the management powers [...]

By |2021-08-11T15:23:34+08:00August 11th, 2021|Running a Company|

If my company does not comply with the Personal Data Protection Act (PDPA), what may happen?

Companies are required, in accordance with the Personal Data Protection Act (PDPA), to appoint a data protection officer (DPO) to ensure that the company is compliant with the act. The details of the DPO should be made publicly available. Typically, companies will put this information on their website. In the event of a breach or [...]

By |2021-06-18T13:33:56+08:00June 18th, 2021|Running a Company|

Who are disqualified directors and what should be done?

In short, disqualified directors cannot hold director positions in local or foreign companies.   Bankruptcy    Disqualification under Section 148 of the Singapore Companies Act (CAP. 50) An individual who is declared bankrupt by a Singapore or foreign court cannot remain as or be appointed as a director of any company unless a Court Order [...]

By |2021-06-10T13:40:09+08:00June 10th, 2021|Running a Company|
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