Eric Pickles calls on councils to end 'charity' tax deals for Scientology - 2010-10-17

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F0.png Eric Pickles calls on councils to end 'charity' tax deals for Scientology October 17, 2010, Jon Jennings, Daily Express

Communities Secretary Eric Pickles believes the majority of voters do not want the "controversial organisation" to be given the kind of treatment usually reserved for charities.

He said local authorities should note the rulings of the Charity Commission, which in 1999 rejected an application by the Scientologists for registration as a charity after finding it was not a religion.


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