Church of Scientology (England and Wales)
Decision of the Charity Commission on Church of Scientology (England and Wales).
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Decision made by the Charity Commission on 17 November 1999.
The commission considered an application from the Church of Scientology (England and Wales) for registration as a charity. The commission concluded that the organisation was not established for charitable purposes or for public benefit and so could not be registered as a charity.
This decision is significant because it considers whether a belief system is capable of being a religion in charity law.