Government urges councils to stop giving tax breaks to Scientology - 2010-10-15

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F345.png Government urges councils to stop giving tax breaks to Scientology October 15, 2010, Rajeev Syal, The Guardian

The government is urging councils across the country to stop giving hundreds of thousands of pounds in tax breaks to the Church of Scientology.

The communities secretary, Eric Pickles, said a majority of the public did not want the "controversial organisation" to be given the kind of favourable treatment usually reserved for charities and questioned this use of public money.

The church, which is not classed as a religion by the Charity Commission, was described as a cult by a high court judge in 1984.


{{cite news | first = Rajeev | last = Syal | title = Government urges councils to stop giving tax breaks to Scientology | url = http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2010/oct/15/government-councils-tax-breaks-scientology | work = The Guardian | date = October 15, 2010 | accessdate = January 14, 2017 }}