Tony Blair's businesses net £13m in 'bumper' financial year

Tony Blair had a “bumper year” last year with two of his businesses raking in more than £13m.

Latest Companies House Accounts show that the former Prime Minister’s company Windrush Ventures saw a turnover of £14.9m for the 12 months to April 1, 2013. The profits of the management consultancy were up £650,000 to almost £2m. Also, cash in the bank was £8.8 m, up from £1.5m the previous year.

Accounts showed that Firerush, another company owned by Blair, holds £4.6m in cash, up from £1.2m.

A City accountant who analysed the figures told the Daily Telegraph that Blair has had a “bumper” year.

“These numbers are a big improvement on last year. Mr Blair has had a very good year. This is a bumper year – his best year yet,” he said.

A statement on Blair’s website read: “These are the financial statements of the two companies through which the operating costs of the Tony Blair group’s global activities are paid. They do not represent his earnings or the earnings or the profit of his businesses and are not referable to them.”

 

Readers' comments (3)

  • Who says being a war criminal doesn't pay.

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  • Anonymous

    Why are we still paying 6m sterling for his security.Understand that ex Prime Minister's have earned it. If he had retired, it is fair but he is earning vast sums on the back of his previous position in Govt. The law should be changed so that if you are stiil earning vast amounts, you pick up your own security bill.

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  • Anonymous

    Well Mr Blairs own finances are certainly better then what he left the UK finances in.
    He commented once that he did not know how Mr Brown did it? Well just look at the debt mountain, and the deficit. thats how he did it. They leave with a great pension, +, and leave us the debt.
    At least we had the Harriers, and Cariers that worked.

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