Scientology receives local rates relief on properties - 2010-09-29
The Church is not classed as a religion under Charity Law by the UK Charity Commission.
In 1999, the Commission ruled that it did not pass the "public benefit" test required for advancing religion as a charitable purpose.
But Westminster City Council classes the Church as a "non-registered charity" as it is "beneficial to the community."
It gives the church mandatory 80% rates relief on its London Celebrity Centre on Leinster Gardens, saving the church £165,303 over the past 10 years.