Former PMs claim £115,000 allowance

Former PM Tony Blair
Tony Blair claimed the maximum £115,000 allowance for public duty costs Credit: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Former Prime Ministers Tony Blair and Sir John Major both claimed the maximum allowance in public duty costs in the last financial year.

Government figures show Gordon Brown was just a few pence short of the £115,000 limit.

The payment is to reimburse ex-PMs for continuing to fulfil public duties.

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