Church of Scientology should not get rate break says Birmingham councillor - 2011-01-12

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F0.png Church of Scientology should not get rate break says Birmingham councillor January 12, 2011, Jasbir Authi, Birmingham Mail

Councillor Martin Mullaney (Lib Dem Moseley, Kings Heath) requested that this allowance is reviewed at a full cabinet meeting.

He said: "We are reviewing which organisations we give the 80 per cent discretionary rate relief to.

"Normally it's charities or religious groups and as it's been pointed out by various local residents in Moseley, that Birmingham is one of the few local authorities that give 80 per cent reductions to the Church of Scientology. They are not recognised by the Inland Revenue as a church or religious group."


{{cite news | first = Jasbir | last = Authi | title = Church of Scientology should not get rate break says Birmingham councillor | url = http://www.birminghammail.co.uk/news/local-news/church-of-scientology-should-not-get-rate-146340 | work = Birmingham Mail | date = January 12, 2011 | accessdate = January 14, 2017 }}