Update August 2017 – UniMed UK’s dubious Sound Foundation Community Care Charity and its mystery VAT debt

SFCC-driveway-2015August 2016 I reported UK’s HM Revenue & Customs landed rewarded our complaints about Universal Medicine’s sham UK charity with a big fat tax bill to Sound Foundation Community Care. Almost £400,000. Update August 2017: Either I misinterpreted the charity’s 2014-15 end of year accounts or UM are telling lies in official documents. According to the charity’s accounts, released in the last week or two, the charity’s VAT debt was incurred as part of the charity’s transfer from trust to an incorporated company. UM says the VAT was refunded. Strangely, in spite of me repeatedly asking the charity’s trustees to explain how a £378k VAT liability appeared on the charity’s accounts, they made no attempt to correct my mistaken interpretation. None. I’m happy to retract my statements from last year and apologize to readers for the misunderstanding. If there was one. Will we receive an explanation for the outstanding anomalies in the accounts? And we’re still left with the problem that literally anyone can register a charity in the UK and take advantage of charity laws for personal financial benefit. 

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College of Universal Medicine charity dysfunction update 2017

October 2015, the College of Universal Medicine had its deductible gift recipient status revoked by the ATO (Australian Tax Office). The charity’s official line was that it was revoked ‘voluntarily’. So was the loss of almost $600,000 in tax deductible donations voluntary as well?

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College of Universal Medicine charity trouble – 2016 update

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Benhayon’s $2.3m Converys Lane building at Wollongbar before renovation

October 2015, the Universal Medicine cult’s Australian charity had its Deductible Gift Recipient status cancelled by the Australian Tax Office. The College doesn’t fulfil the requirement of a charity for the advancing of education. It never did. The College’s building fund has been shut down. Cult leader, Serge Benhayon, has also been prohibited from using the charity’s funds to improve property he owns. Seeing that was the whole point of the sham, what will happen now?

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Universal Medicine Charity Front updates March 2015

College of Universal Medicine director, barrister Charles Wilson tells fibs for the tax exempt Church of Serge

Official complaints are ‘hate’. Hysterics and fibs from College of Universal Medicine director, barrister Charles Wilson, for the tax exempt Church of Serge

In the last couple of years, Universal Medicine’s bent charity operations were chastened by regulatory scrutiny. UniMed’s propaganda division continues its offensive to aggressively discredit complainants and whitewash investigation findings. UM and its bottom line might have taken a battering, but charity regulation leaves a great deal to be desired.

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Two years of Universal Medicine Accountability

Serge Benhayon appeals for his tax exempt building fund

Serge Benhayon appeals for his tax exempt building fund

For over two years too few of us have been exposing the Universal Medicine religion and complementary medicine racket; its bogus therapies, anti-social doctrines, secrecy and dangerous activities. This past year has seen the cult launch new fronts and initiatives targeting the vulnerable, renewed media interest in UM’s activities, and an all new display of aggression and bullying.

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Creative accounting – the Sound Foundation Charitable Trust in damage control

The Sound Foundation's Sound Training Centre - Serge Benhayon's UK church

The Sound Foundation’s Sound Training Centre – Serge Benhayon’s UK church

Last year, the UK Charity Commission launched an investigation into the Universal Medicine cult’s UK charity front, the Sound Foundation, located at UM headquarters in Frome, Somerset. Particular scrutiny was given to trustee, Simone Benhayon’s conflicts of interest over her use of Sound Foundation facilities, and as a result, the charity was issued with a compliance plan. Their 2012-13 financial statements are a testament to UM’s fundamental dishonesty – revealing glaring anomalies that should have prompted the Commission to shut the tax exempt sham down.

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Garnishing a SCAM – marketing the tax exempt College of Universal Medicine

CoUM LogoThe College of Universal Medicine has launched its website and is ‘taking enrolments’ for a bunch of courses without publicizing the details yet. We expected nothing new from the UniMed brains trust, and the rebranding of the Esoteric Development Group confirms what we suspected; the CoUM is really just the tired old products and services of the UM cult repackaged to avoid tax. They’ve merely added some fresh marketing double-speak to bamboozle the regulators and attract new customers. True to Universal Medicine form, the site’s privacy disclaimer is more detailed than the College ‘curriculum’, and the rest of it is crammed with blatant cultism and howling porkies.

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