A former member of the Church of Scientology has announced protest plans ahead of next month’s gathering of the International Association of Scientologists in East Grinstead. The annual event, which is returning to Scientology headquarters Saint Hill Manor after a 4 year hiatus, will see the gathering of thousands of Scientologists to hear reclusive leader David Miscavige speak.
Judges in Switzerland have ruled against Scientology in a defamation case they brought against two activists. The three-year legal battle involved the Church of Scientology Basel, the Swiss Department of Health and Scientology spokespeople Jürg Stettler and Dierk Clausen and resulted [continue reading…]
A leading media lawyer has called out a major British newspaper for refusing to publish a story about Scientology after it received a threatening phone call from Church spokesperson Karin Pouw.
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.
The UK Charity Commission has today confirmed its decision to refuse Scientology tax exempt status cannot now be appealed, upholding its view that “the Church of Scientology is not established for the public benefit“ Following a Freedom of Information Act request [continue reading…]
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…]
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…]
Recent financial filings with the Australian Charities & Not-for-profits Commission (ACNC) paint a worrying financial picture for Scientology’s UK operations. Operating through an Australian-registered entity known as COSRECI (Church of Scientology Religious Education College, Inc), Scientology are required to file annual [continue reading…]
In the United Kingdom, Scientology operates through an Australian-registered charity named Church of Scientology Religious Education College, Inc. (COSRECI). However, when they applied (and were rejected) for charity status in 1999, they did so under another entity, Church of Scientology (England [continue reading…]
Scientology operates in the UK under an entity known as COSRECI, or Church of Scientology Religious Education College, Inc, which is an Australian-registered Charity that operates exclusively in the UK. The entirety of Scientology’s UK activities operate through COSRECI, including its [continue reading…]