It's a friggin' joke isn't it?
Twenty years ago - let's build an assembly hall so we can have a dedicated place of worship and not have to use worldly facilities and it will be cheaper too!
Donate/free labour/more donations/more free labour/more, more, more ... TaDaa! A lovely new assembly hall.
Early years it's run by a local assembly hall committee with a caretaker and local teams chipping in, we all get a low per capita of £3.50 which builds a nice pot locally of half a million quid. Everyone is happy with "our" assembly hall.
About ten years ago the per capita goes up a bit - fair enough and the replacement hall/refurbishment pot is up to £750,000.
Then the scam artists at the branch get their greedy paws involved - per capita is £6.50 then £10.50 (one day less but more sucked into use it). And then the Assembly hall committee is disbanded and most of the rebuild/refurb pot (now approaching 900K) gets "requested" by the branch.
No sooner do they have the dosh then they start laying off bethelites and special pioneers.
Did any of that assembly hall pot go to reducing circuit assembly costs? Will it go to older bethelite being booted to the curb? Not a chance.
Annanias and Sapphira have nothing on this bunch!