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HMRC responds to Diane Abbott’s call for UK Scientology fraud investigation

The Chief Executive of HM Revenue and Customs, the UK’s tax office, has responded to former Shadow Home Secretary Diane Abbott’s request for an investigation into the Church of Scientology’s finances after she cited concerns over their “history of fraudulent activity internationally”.

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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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Diane Abbott MP calls for fraud investigation into Scientology’s UK activities

Former Shadow Home Secretary Diane Abbott has written to the United Kingdom’s tax office (HMRC) calling for an investigation into the Church of Scientology and their finances, claiming “Scientology has a history of fraudulent activity internationally”.

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Can you help us identify these Scientology OSA operatives?

We are keen to identify these individuals for an ongoing investigation into Scientology’s Office of Special Affairs (OSA), their involvement in the disruption of a peaceful protest under ‘Fair Game’ and Scientology workers’ rights to work in the United Kingdom.

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The Sorry State of Scientology Sunderland

Scientology Sunderland has just 3 staff members and is visited by an average of 5 people a day, an undercover visit by Scientology Business can reveal.

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Mid-Sussex District Council Open Investigation into Scientology Premises Licence Breach

Mid-Sussex District Council have opened an investigation into the Church of Scientology after Scientology Business revealed they failed to notify the local authority of their upcoming IAS event, due to take place 3rd – 5th November 2023.

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Boots on the ground: What the November IAS event means for Scientology and David Miscavige

Yesterday, we broke the news that after a four-year hiatus, Scientology’s annual IAS event is expected to take place next month at their UK headquarters in Sussex. A poster, leaked to Scientology Business by an insider, confirms the gathering is due to take place on the weekend of 3rd – 5th November 2023 at Saint Hill Manor, with the leaker explaining the expectation inside Scientology is that Church leader David Miscavige is due to travel to the UK to host the event in person.

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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.