Jimmy Carr ‘victim of tax avoidance jibes’ from builders at Swiss Cottage school

12:00 15 November 2012

Comedian Jimmy Carr. File picture: Yui Mok/PA Wire

Comedian Jimmy Carr. File picture: Yui Mok/PA Wire

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Jimmy Carr is currently injecting laughter into auditoriums up and down the country with his latest stand-up tour Gagging Order, but it is the comedian’s girlfriend who has instigated a gagging order on builders who taunted Carr.

Living near the Swiss Cottage School and Development & Research Centre, Carr will have undoubtedly endured his fair share of noise from what has been, up until its completion last month, a multi-million pound building site.

But despite the construction, cranes and all, it is the vocal chords of a burly set of builders that really ruffled feathers.

It is understood Carr’s girlfriend complained to bosses at the school not long ago after construction workers, adding the final touches to the new building, were heard screaming towards the comedian’s home: “Jimmy, pay your taxes!”

The comment relates to this summer’s K2 tax debacle involving Carr.

The 8 Out 10 Cats host was forced to issue an apology for a “terrible error of judgement” in June after it was discovered he had been channelling cash through the Jersey-based K2 scheme to lower tax payments.

Although the scheme was not illegal, Carr came under heavy criticism, with Prime Minister David Cameron labelling his activities “straightforward tax avoidance” and “morally wrong” – a judgement on morality quite clearly shared by the offending builders.

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