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Romania considers introducing church tax

Romania considers introducing church tax

Posted: Wed, 17 Apr 2013 10:33

New legislation, inspired by the German "church tax" model, will soon allow all Romanian citizens to direct a part of their income tax to the churches or other organisations of their choosing.

MPs support bid to restore ‘public good’ presumption of religion

MPs support bid to restore ‘public good’ presumption of religion

Posted: Thu, 20 Dec 2012 06:52

MPs have backed a bid by Conservative MP Peter Bone to amend the Charities Act to restore the presumption that all religious groups are for the public benefit and therefore can be charities.

Christian debt advice expands as CAB contracts

Christian debt advice expands as CAB contracts

Posted: Tue, 13 Nov 2012 13:18

A Christian debt counselling organisation that offers prayers with its advice is spreading rapidly throughout the country.

Charity Commission is “anti-religious”, claims Tory MP

Charity Commission is “anti-religious”, claims Tory MP

Posted: Thu, 01 Nov 2012 10:02

Conservative MP Charlie Elphicke has accused the Charity Commission of trying to suppress religion and predicted that the Plymouth Brethren case, where the organisation has been refused charity status, will be the first of many.

Plans to tax church property in Italy thrown out

Plans to tax church property in Italy thrown out

Posted: Wed, 10 Oct 2012 06:57

Italy's Council of State rejected a decree this week aimed at ending an historic tax exemption for the Catholic Church, reigniting a heated debate which is being closely followed by EU watchdogs.