Old Sessions House Clerkenwell rates relief thread

Discussion in 'Scientology Property Tax' started by RolandRB, Jan 25, 2011.

  1. RolandRB Member

    They haven't yet bought this place as their new London Ideal Celebrity Centre yet but we know they will. This is in the Borough of Islington and not the City of London as I first thought. Their address is 22 Clerkenwell Green, EC1R 0NA

    I should be working on ny SAS macros but maybe I need to get together an information pack for the London Borough of Islington about this organisation for when they get the mandatory rates relief application.
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  2. Anonymous Member

    Rateable value £186,000!!
  3. RolandRB Member

    So the rates they have to pay are 0.414 of that which is £77,000 per year. That is easily affordable even if they have to pay all of it. If they get 80% rates relief then they will pay £15,400 per year which is just £296 a week.

    OK, I can get it working now using Firefox.
    and the postcode to use is EC1R 0NA

    It's in the borough of Islington and not the City of London as I thought. That is unless Islington is about to the absorbed into another borough.
  4. Anonymous Member

    Yep Islington! I misunderstood info I'd rec'd and thought the'd actually purchased. I checked the Islington BC Planning a few days ago to see if the clams had any planning apps in but that fucking site was down too!! I'm a nosey fucker! :)
  5. RolandRB Member

    It's a lot smaller than I thought. For some reason I thought I read somewhere that it was 35,000 sq ft floor area when it is only about 10,000 sq ft about a third the floor area of the London Org. This is about the right ratio for a CC. They will have to build auditing rooms there. Look out for the planning application. This is a Listed Grade II* building (Grade Two Star) so they won't be able to change much. There would be a case to object to the partitioning of rooms into small rooms but maybe not a powerful objection if they did it well. But object anyway. The law can be used very easily to harass (where did I get that from?).

    I will prepare a submision to Islington Council to undermine their application for rates relief and I am confident I can have an effect. I know what they will claim on their form and in their supporting documentation and I will undermine that. Assuming I win on this then they will have one less place with rates relief and we can pile more pressure on the City of London to fold. It looks like they will lose rates relief in Birmingham in April. Sunderland are looking at their decision as well and might change their minds.

    Minimum Wage is next. HMR&C are not forcing COSRECI to comply with minimum wage law so we need to kick up a shitstorm on this.

    I am also working on their accounting system for corporation tax purposes as I think the methos they have always used is flawed. Remember that they do not allow professional auditors to go near their accounts. None of the paperwork they have ever submitted has been auditied. Maybe the owe a huge amount in back corporation tax.
  6. RolandRB Member

    I just had this horrible vision of Tom Cruise being there for the opening as well as John Travolta. All the press are there (Warning: This vision may contain some flash photography), the red carpet is out, stars of film and TV are turning up in taxis and limos wearing best dress. They are smiling and pleased to be there and say how happy they are to have a beautiful new Church of Scientology in London. The gathering is so large that they have only room for the A' listers inside. The lesser stars must listen to David Misvcavige's speech outside in the light rain sheltered by umbrellas. They all cheer at the end of the speech and go in for champagne and cocktails. Every star in the UK wants to be a regular churchgoer to this new and glamerous Church of Scientology.

    I think I'm going to cry. :(
  7. xenubarb Member

    Well, hm. Except that most people head for the door when they find out it's Scientology. And the crowd is bussed in from East Grinstead, France, Italy and Germany for the event. John Mappin is there in velvet looking like a prat. He and Ted exchange googoo eyes over the Bride Exchange product hanging off his arm. They greet some C-list celebrities, then they all go in for some nice Champale and pate de poulet.
  8. RolandRB Member

    I need to know when they have bought this place for certain so I can write in to Islington Council to undermine their rates relief application. But they have got to have committed themselves to buying it first otherwise this will not work. I would love them to move out of Westminster, where they get rates relief, to Islington, where they might get none.

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