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

PA Wire/Press Association Images

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.

Latest Stories

Yesterday, 17:53
Eliott Diffley

A data stick full of child porn fell out of a pervert’s bottom in Islington Police Station.

Read more
Yesterday, 11:50
The most sureal moment at the Commonwealth Opening Ceremony was the sight of some giant dancing Tunnocks tea cakes (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)

Did you watch the Commonwealth Games opening ceremony last night? It made us misty-eyed for London 2012, when the whole world was watching our city, so we decided to compare Glasgow 2014 to Danny Boyle’s opening ceremony. Be prepared for a blast from the past!

Read more
Yesterday, 16:17
The Eid al-Fitr party in Trafalgar Square promises to be fun, fantastic, and free! (Photo by Daniel Berehulak/Getty Images)

Check out our five-minute guide to celebrating the end of Ramadan in London.

Read more

Quirky London

Quizzes

How much do you really know about QPR legends like Les Ferdinand? Picture: Neal Simpson/EMPICS Sport

Test your knowledge of QPR’s greatest players with our fantastic legends quiz.

Read more
How much do you know about films in London? (Photo by Fox Photos/Getty Images)

Do you know your Lock Stock from your Long Good Friday, Sliding Doors from Shakespeare in Love?

Read more
How much about this great city do you really know? Take our true Londoner quiz and find out (Photo by Matt Cardy/Getty Images)

Do you know your apples from your pears? Take our Cockney quiz and see how much of a Londoner you really are.

Read more
Guess the manager quiz. Here's a hint, it's not these four.

The managerial merry-go-round spins quickly these days so do you think you’ve got the knowledge to recognise the faces of all these football bosses?

Read more
A normal day at London Liverpool Street station

This quiz is for people who think they know the Tube and rail inside out.

Read more