Birmingham City Council criticised for giving Scientology church tax breaks - 2010-10-15

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F0.png Birmingham City Council criticised for giving Scientology church tax breaks October 15, 2010, Birmingham Mail

In a statement tonight, Mr Pickles said: "Tolerance and freedom of expression are important British values, but this does not mean that the likes of Church of Scientology deserve favoured tax treatment over and above other business premises.

"The Church of Scientology is not a registered charity, since the Charity Commission has ruled that it does not provide a public benefit. Nor are its premises a recognised place of worship.


{{cite news | title = Birmingham City Council criticised for giving Scientology church tax breaks | url = http://www.birminghammail.net/news/birmingham-news/2010/10/15/birmingham-city-council-criticised-for-giving-scientology-church-tax-breaks-97319-27482277/ | work = Birmingham Mail | date = October 15, 2010 | accessdate = January 14, 2017 }}