Church of Scientology (England and Wales)

Decision of the Charity Commission on Church of Scientology (England and Wales).



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.

Published 17 November 1999