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Tower Hamlets council approves £2 million funding to faith groups

Tower Hamlets council approves £2 million funding to faith groups

Posted: Fri, 23 Nov 2012 09:38

The mayor of one of Britain's poorest boroughs is providing £2 million of funding to religious groups to help improve places of worship.

Italian Catholic Church to pay property tax from next year

Italian Catholic Church to pay property tax from next year

Posted: Thu, 15 Nov 2012 13:53

Italy's Catholic Church will be forced to pay taxes starting in 2013 after the EU pressured the country's government to pass a controversial law stripping the Church of its historic property tax exemption.

Charitable status of thousands of religious groups could be challenged

Charitable status of thousands of religious groups could be challenged

Posted: Tue, 31 Jul 2012 16:51

The Charity Commission is seeking to clarify the law on what constitutes a public benefit for charitable purposes and whether some religious groups still fall into that category.

We will pick up your VAT bill, Chancellor tells the Church

We will pick up your VAT bill, Chancellor tells the Church

Posted: Fri, 18 May 2012 15:04

A concerted campaign by churches has led to the Chancellor agreeing to set aside £30 million per annum to compensate places of worship following the removal of the zero VAT rating concession for alterations to listed buildings announced in the budget.