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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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Scientology met with largest UK protest in 15 years as Tom Cruise flies in to Saint Hill

Scientology were met by dozens of protesters yesterda, Friday 3rd November, as they gathered at their UK headquarters near East Grinstead. The demonstration, which was the largest of its kind in 15 years, was organised by Alexander Barnes-Ross, known in the [continue reading…]

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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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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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Money Motivated: A history of Scientology’s financial schemes

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…]

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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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Scientology’s $100 million DEBT Problem

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…]

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Numbers Don’t Lie: Evidence Scientology is Shrinking in the UK

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…]

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Scientology’s UK Shell Companies

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…]

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Scientology’s 2022 UK Financial Documents

Last month Scientology’s UK corporation known as the Church of Scientology Religious Education College Inc (COSRECI), filed their latest accounts with the Australian Charities & Not-for-profits Commission. The filings reveal an overall annual income of $26,562,014, up $3 million on the [continue reading…]