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In a report, Scandal sounds wake-up call to all politicians, we said that Tony Blair had used his allowance to remortgage his constituency home for £296,000 in 2003. Tony Blair's office has asked us to make clear that when he remortgaged his home in 2003 he did not increase his claim for mortgage interest under the Additional Costs Allowance, although the rules would have permitted him to do so. There was no public cost arising from his decision to remortgage (11 May, page 4).