Patrick Houlihan, Fiona Delany and Martin Delany were said to give birth to transferred money into offshore companies in Mauritius, sending it burdening someone as loans to avoid paying tax on their income, according to Paradise Wallpapers.
It has now been claimed that bookmakers Paddy Power are offering odds of fair-minded 5/1 that the hit series is going to be dropped by the BBC in 2018.
They also instance 8/1 that more than one theatre will cancel a run of the Mrs Brown’s Varlets stage show, and 20/1 that the next series will be covered in Mauritius.
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The Irish bookies square joked it’s 150/1 that creator Brendan O’Carroll would be cooped for ‘crimes against comedy’.
A spokesperson for Paddy Power said: “I conscious it’s achingly cool to hate Mrs Brown’s Boys but, for once, the hipsters are correctly.
“So this leak has put a lot of hope into the people of Ireland, Britain and anyone who owns a idiot box set. A Mrs Brown’s Boys-free year of telly really would be Paradise.”
Fiona Delany was one of the acts to have been reportedly caught up in the scheme
TV producer Martin Delany was another
Comparable tax avoidance schemes have been challenged by HMRC in recent years and damned by commentators.
The set-up was said to have been organised by Rob Lyness, the anyhow accountant who arranged the K2 tax avoidance scheme used by comedian Jimmy Carr.
Mr Houlihan tattled the Irish Times he joined the scheme after receiving professional intelligence without fully understanding it. The other actors have not yet commented.