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.
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…]
Being recruited to join staff is a process endured by most (if not all) Scientologists. For those who choose to make the jump, this is what awaits: dozens of pages of waivers, agreements and legal documents to sign.
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…]
The Church of Scientology has been engaged in numerous financial schemes for well over 50 years. With the ‘Bridge to Total Freedom’ costing parishioners anywhere from $250,000 to $1 million, staff members operate under constant pressure to develop strategies that generate [continue reading…]
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…]
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 States, due to it’s IRS tax exempt status Scientology’s finances are somewhat protected from public scrutiny. Fortunately for us, the same is not the case in the UK, where Scientology operates through an Australian-registered charity called Church of [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…]