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The problem with Scientology’s UK visa sponsor status

Following a 2023 court ruling in which their buildings were designated ‘places of public worship’, the Church of Scientology have been granted “A-rate” visa sponsorship powers by the UK government and last year, issued 21 ‘Minister of Religion’ and ‘Religious Worker’ visas.

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Leah Remini weighs in on Diane Abbott Scientology fraud investigation

Actress Leah Remini has issued a statement applauding former Shadow Home Secretary Diane Abbott after a bombshell letter was released last week in which she urged UK authorities to investigate Scientology’s finances for fraudulent activity.

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Scientology fraud: UK bank responds to criticism

Scientology’s UK bank NatWest, which was fined £264 million in 2021 for failing to prevent money laundering, has issued a statement after allegations emerged of the Church engaging in credit card fraud.

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Video: Chris Shelton & Apostate Alex discuss Scientology’s shady finances

Former Sea Org executive Chris Shelton today released an insightful interview with Scientology Business editor Apostate Alex discussing Scientology’s financial records, tax exemption and fraud.

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Complex web of Scientology corporations exposed

Following a lengthy investigation, Scientology Business has uncovered a complex web of corporations and shell companies used by the Church of Scientology to mask its multi-million dollar UK operations. Primarily functioning through the Australian-registered Church of Scientology Religious Education College Inc [continue reading…]

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10 years of Scientology’s UK Financial Accounts

Since being rejected by the Charity Commission in 1999, Scientology has operated in the United Kingdom through an Australian-registered charity called COSRECI (Church of Scientology Religious Education College, Inc). As such, their revenue is considered ‘foreign income’ and is exempt from [continue reading…]

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Why UK Tax Exemption is so Important for Scientology

Since being rejected by the Charity Commission in 1999, Scientology has been required to pay taxes on its activities in the UK. This includes business rates on its properties, VAT (sales tax) and corporation tax, which is currently set at 25% [continue reading…]

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What the 2023 UK Court Ruling Means for Scientology

In 2013, the Church of Scientology won a landmark case in the UK’s Supreme Court and was authorised to conduct marriages at it’s London Org building at 146 Queen Victoria Street. The ruling redefined religion in British law and gave Scientology [continue reading…]

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Leah Remini’s ‘Scientology & the Aftermath’ Triggered a Mass Exodus of staff leaving the Church

When actress Leah Remini teamed up with former Scientology executive Mike Rinder, the world knew something big was about to happen. Their show, ‘Scientology and the Aftermath‘ featured the heartbreaking stories of former Church followers and shone a light on the [continue reading…]

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Abandoned: Inside the Manchester building Scientology has left empty for 16 years

16 years after Scientology’s purchase of the Duckworth’s Distillery building in Manchester, it sits empty and vacant and facing compulsory purchase by the council.