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Council Event Attracts Crowds of Home Buyers

Over 150 people attended a bespoke event to find out more about shared ownership in East Northamptonshire.


The event on 11 June was organised by East Northamptonshire Council (ENC) and showcased what properties are available in the district.


People came along to Thrapston Plaza to find out who can apply to buy on a shared ownership basis and what the mortgage and monthly payments could be.


With new developments in Higham Ferrers, Irthlingborough, Oundle, Raunds, Rushden and Thrapston, properties on offer have two, three and four bedrooms available to buy on a shared ownership basis.


Housing association staff from Orbit, Cross Keys and the Longhurst Group and mortgage advisors from TMP Sherwins and the Mortgage Bureau were on hand to answer questions and explain the process.


ENC Housing Enabling Officer, Aine Cooper, organised the event. She said: “I was pleased to welcome so many people to our event, all keen to take the first step into home ownership. As well as young couples, we met families currently renting but looking for more security and also those going through relationship breakdowns. The one stop shop allowed everyone to be seen on an individual basis.


“Having access to housing association staff increased awareness of the availability of shared ownership, with 11 new housing sites throughout the district offering shared ownership and 153 properties on offer.


“I would like to thank the housing associations and mortgage providers for giving up their time to offer specialist advice and look forward to welcoming them back to the next event later this year.”


Jennie Bell, Senior Sales Advisor at Longhurst Group, added: “We were delighted to be asked to be part of such a successful event. The event proved, through effective working partnerships with ENC, how important it is to continue to offer a choice of purchase options to those looking to gain a step on the housing ladder.”


If you missed the event but would like to find out more, please contact or 01832 742038.



Operation Transform Thrapston Update

We hope you’ve seen all the new things which are gradually appearing in town, here’s an update:


  • A new noticeboard up on side of Coral – space for A4 or A5 posters advertising events in Thrapston if you have any, take a look at the sign within it, as it lets you know who can advertise what
  • Our beautiful benches have been installed and the farmers bench has had colour added to it to make it stand out much more – we think they are just gorgeous!
  • The BT phone box was cleaned by the window cleaner today – much improved and all the grime gone. There is an addition to this coming soon……
  • The planters all up at each entrance to town and Town Council office – all full of colourful plants
  • Three hanging baskets have gone up along the strip of shops which includes Pisces
  • Heritage info boards are in progress and coming on nicely and will soon appear…


We are also looking for creative people (volunteers) who can help with designing and putting a mosaic together. We’d love to have a Thrapston based mosaic on the newly clad plinth outside the libary and need some creative people to help – see Charlotte in Jollys to volunteer.

Plus…. do you have any unwanted tiles?  Are you a tiling company that can donate some tiles in lovely colours?  We’ll need plenty for our planned mosaic and again Charlotte at Jollys will let you know how to donate.welcome

Woodston Primary School achieves first Peterborough Eco Framework Flag in the city

A new Peterborough Eco Framework flag for schools, inspired by designs from local pupils, was unveiled at the end of 2015 by the charity Peterborough Environment City Trust (PECT). This flag will be flown at schools to celebrate and mark students’ environmental achievements. Now Woodston Primary School has won the race to become the first school in the city to be awarded the flag!

Woodston Primary School with their Flag

PECT is leading the way nationally with its new and bespoke Eco Framework for Peterborough schools. As part of the framework, schools can gain accreditation in each of the 10 Environment Capital themes. Certificates will be awarded for each theme, and when a school has achieved five themes they can proudly fly the flag.


Woodston Primary School won the first flag in the city for achieving certificates in the themes: Land Use and Wildlife, Sustainable Materials, Sustainable Transport, Zero Carbon, and Zero Waste.


“We are delighted with Woodston Primary School and its pupils’ green achievements,” explains Jill Foster, PECT’s Environmental Education Manager. “Just some of their key activities include having a new pond installed with a pond dipping platform. They also have a nature area with camp fire, den-making area, bat and bird boxes, plus they grow herbs and vegetables in various beds around the school grounds.”


In addition to this, the school’s Eco Team has helped to create a Green Procurement Policy, Anti-Litter Policy, set-up recycling bins for printer cartridges and also a reusable materials box, which the school classes use for arts and crafts. Regular sustainable travel events and activities are held at the school, such as the Smoothie Bike, Learn to Ride, Stabilisers Off, Bling your Bike and more. The school also has solar thermal panels which help to heat up the hot water and they measure their energy usage throughout the day.


“To be the first school in Peterborough to receive the Peterborough Eco Framework Flag is a big achievement for us,” explains Gary Eldred, the Eco Coordinator from Woodston Primary School. “From recycling to our amazing Yurt we are covering various areas of the Eco Framework. Our children thoroughly enjoy learning in our outdoor areas and this plays a big part of ‘The Woodston Family’ ethos.”


For more information about the Peterborough Eco Framework for schools please contact Jill Foster at PECT on 01733 866440 or email For further details about Peterborough Environment City Trust, visit


Planning Applications: 23 June 2016 WEEKLY LIST

To add your comments to any planning applications – click on the ENC website and search for the application number.



16/01011/FUL (23/07/2016)


Construction of 4 space single storey garage, and creation of opening in curtilage listed garden

wall. at Honeybee Cottage 8 The Green Ashton PE8 5LD


16/01012/LBC (23/07/2016)


Construction of 4 space single storey garage , rebuilding of northwest section of curtilage listed garden wall and creation of opening in it for access. at Honeybee Cottage 8 The Green Ashton PE8 5LD


16/01055/PDU (16/07/2016) (Info)

Change of use of an Agricultural storage building  to provide a dwellinghouse (C3) (prior

notification under Class Q) at Hovells Barn Ashton Wold Ashton


16/01147/LBC (23/07/2016)


Reinstate ground floor bathroom with new doorway; replace side storeroom door with false door;

open up fireplace in sitting room and install woodburner/open fire; open up chimney breast in

kitchen; replace front and rear doors; remove first floor bathroom; creation of new toilet within third

bedroom via new doorway at Hawthorn Cottage 30 The Green Ashton


15/00119/VAR (23/07/2016)


Variation of condition 4 to substitute approved Development Framework Plan (ref. BBD001/DFD/01 Rev C) with drawing ref. BBD036-005 Rev T pursuant to application 04/01326/OUT: ‘Mixed use:

Urban extension to Corby, including residential (up to 5,100 units), Employment (up to 14ha, 1

District Centre, 2 neighbourhood centres, Schools (1 Secondary, 3 Primary), Hotel, Formal and

Informal Open Space, together with changes to the operating regime at Rockingham Motor

Speedway, at Priors Hall Site, Kirkby Lane, Deene, Corby, ‘ dated 10.02.2012 – Amended plan and Environmental Statement received at Priors Hall Site Kirby Lane Deene Corby


16/01144/FUL (23/07/2016)


Erection of den in rear garden at Melton Cottage Main Street Glapthorn PE8 5BE

Higham Ferrers

16/01171/FUL (16/07/2016) (Info)

Two storey side dormer extension. at 1A Roland Way Higham Ferrers

NN10 8EQ


16/01130/FUL (16/07/2016) (Info)

Creation of new back door to north elevation at 31 Gulliver Road Irthlingborough NN9 5GR


16/01220/FUL (16/07/2016) (Info)

To install external wall insulation to all external elevations. at 36 – 38 Welford Avenue Irthlingborough


16/00662/FUL (16/07/2016) (Info)

External wall insulation at 94 Allen Road Irthlingborough  NN9


16/01015/FUL (16/07/2016) (Info)

Change of use to garden land; removal of hedge and erection of 1.8m close boarded fence at 79

Gulliver Road Irthlingborough  NN9 5GR


16/01131/FUL (23/07/2016)


To replace lead stolen from the south aisle roof with stainless steel. at All Saints Church Bulwick

Road Laxton NN17 3AX


16/01008/FUL (16/07/2016) (Info)

Widening of existing garage door opening at 2 Prebendal Close Nassington PE8


16/01080/FUL (16/07/2016) (Info)

Conversion of existing double garage to teenage/family room with toilet. Double garage doors will be replaced with oak framed half height windows and a door. at 10 Church Street Nassington PE8 6QG



16/01090/FUL (23/07/2016)


Construction of new athletics track and pavilion on existing playing fields and rough grassland at

Playing Field Pavilion Drive Oundle


16/01101/FUL (23/07/2016)


Alterations to existing boundary railings, removal of existing post and chain link rail to be replaced

with new low random stone wall constructed from locally sourced stone to match adjacent walls

with oak timber post and chain link railing over at 98 West Street Oundle


16/01105/FUL (23/07/2016)


Single storey side extension – ridge height from ground level 4.95m at 31 Spurlings Oundle



16/01139/FUL (23/07/2016)


Single storey side extension to create television filming studios. at 4 The Old Quarry Nene Valley

Business Park Oundle PE8 4HN


16/01163/FUL (16/07/2016)


First floor extension over the existing garage at 10 Creed Road Oundle PE8


16/01184/FUL (23/07/2016)


Addition of windows and roof lights into existing residential annex at 81 West Street Oundle PE8 4EJ



16/00864/VAR (23/07/2016)


Variation of Condition 1:To increase number of dwellings by one plot, revised layout and

elevations with revised house type to Plots 223 and 224 following Application 14/00871 VAR.(

pursuant to planning consent 07/02238/OUT and 13/01604/REM: Residential development for up to 460 dwellings ). at Darsdale Farm Site Chelveston Road Raunds NN9 6DA


16/00955/FUL (16/07/2016) (Info)

Change of use of building from pet grooming parlour to tattoo studio at The Snooks West Street

Raunds NN9 6HR


16/01132/FUL (16/07/2016) (Info)

Erection of two storey side extension, front porch, removal of leylandii hedging and erection of

1.8metre high fencing to part of front and side 53 Fairoaks Drive Raunds NN9 6HJ


16/01149/VAR %

Independent Businesses Celebrate Independence Day!

As a celebration of Independence Day on the 4th July, fourteen independent local businesses are descending on Thrapston in a feast of health, style, well-being and beauty!

Smile & Style is fast becoming the ‘go to’ event for all ladies who enjoy taking care of themselves and further educating themselves about their health and well-being.

This season’s speaker is local hypnotherapist Caroline Prout who will be speaking about why willpower just does not work and how you can improve your chances of success in weight loss, create good fitness habits, enabling better sleep etc through really simple, yet effective techniques.

Thrapston Primary School is playing host to the event and the fourteen independent businesses will be showing everything from clothes, bags and scarves to perfume, make up, lotions and potions, as well as all this guests will be able to enjoy treatments of organic facials, nikken remedies, reiki and more.

Smile & Style is a ticket only event and with tickets at just £4 each it’s a real bargain – what’s more, each ticket is also a free entry into the prize draw to win treatments, vouchers and products from all of the exhibitors.

The event opens at 5:30pm on Monday 4th July but guests are invited to come and go as they please, to enable organisers to cater for parents, people in full time work and to fit in with any clubs etc.  The main timings are; Caroline Prout will do her talk at 7:30pm and the raffle will be drawn after this.  The rest of the event is time for browsing, shopping and sampling treatments.

Tickets can be purchased from Jollys Toys on Thrapston High Street, or by calling Helen on 07799 627789 – Find out more at

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The exhibitors who are in attendance are:

Inspired to Change Hypnotherapy –  will be offering a free stress test to all attendees

DonnaLulu Cooks – Will be bringing the refreshments and also selling cakes to take home

Elizabeth Wright Phoenix Trader – Selling cards and stationery, and giving away a free mini shopping bag to all guests

Scentsy – Plug in warmers with sensational wax ‘melts’ to fragrance your home

AmbaScarlett – Bringing bags, scarves, jewellery and Captain Tortue Clothing

Forever Living – Health giving Aloe Vera based products

Healthy to be Wealthy – is our fabulous Nikken consultant, using magnets to promote healing for bad backs, tennis elbow and the like

Neal’s Yard Organics – Organic skin preparations, cosmetics, bathing products and essential oils

Reiki Pillows – Find out more about the amazing healing powers of reiki

Olivine Originals – Products hand made in Bedford, skin preparations, shower fizzers, skin oils and more

Mary Kay – Make up and cosmetics which are kind to your skin

House of Colour – Find out which colours and styles suit you and your body shape, never buy another item without truly knowing if it will suit you, a money saving marvel!

Frohock Photography – Take a look at Louise’s beautiful photography, maybe book a sitting for the family and children?

Silver Amber Jewellery – Stunning amber based jewellery, a really tempting stall!

Planning Applications: 16 June 2016 WEEKLY LIST

To add your comments to any planning applications – click on the ENC website and search for the application number.



16/01076/LBC (09/07/2016)

(LBRegs) Internal and external alterations, as detailed under the heading “Current Proposals” in the Heritage/Design/Access/Impact and Justification Statement at The Manor House Main Street Apethorpe  PE8 5DL


16/00960/FUL and 16/00961/LBC (09/07/2016) (LB/CA)(LBRegs)

Renovation and extension of redundant coach house to provide a three bedroomed detached

house with two bay garage at Berkeley House Main Street Lower Benefield


16/00897/FUL (02/07/2016) (Info)

To create a drop down kerb and crossover to existing hardstanding in front garden at 27 Grafton

Road Brigstock NN14 3EY

16/00967/FUL (09/07/2016)

(LB/CA) New detached dwelling with off road parking at 42 High Street Brigstock NN14 3HA


16/00931/FUL (02/07/2016) (Info)

Two storey side and single storey rear extension at 19 Duchy Close Chelveston NN9 6AW

16/01114/FUL (02/07/2016) (Info)

Proposed new car port and front elevation.  Treatments to main house and dormer cheeks at

Meadowcroft Raunds Road Chelveston NN9 6AB


16/01050/FUL (02/07/2016) (Info)

Single storey extension for 24hr care and associated domestic alterations at 40 Main Road

Collyweston PE9 3PQ

16/01091/FUL and 16/01092/LBC (09/07/2016) (LB/CA)(LBRegs)

To replace outside front door with custom built Accoya wood planked cottage door with black iron-

work furniture with midline horizontal letter box at 5 High Street Collyweston


16/01029/FUL (02/07/2016) (Info)

Proposed rear and side kitchen extension at 3 Westfields Easton On The Hill  PE9 3LY

16/01060/VAR (02/07/2016) (Info)

Variation of Conditions 4 and 5 (dropped kerb and crossover) pursuant to Application

13/01784/FUL Three bedroom two storey house in the garden at 52 Westfields dated 23.01.14 at

land adjacent 52 Westfields Easton On The Hill

Higham Ferrers

16/01066/FUL (02/07/2016) (Info)

Single storey dwelling with access at 108 Wharf Road Higham Ferrers  NN10 8BH


15/02198/OUT (09/07/2016)

(Art8) Outline: Demolition of existing football stadium and associated infrastructure and erection of new retail and leisure development including retail (A1), cinema (D2), hotel (C1), restaurants (A3/A5) and new community football facility along with access and parking (All matters reserved except access) (Re-submission of 14/02310/OUT) (see also 15/02199/OUT) (application accompanied by amended Environmental Statement – EIA) at Nene Park Station Road Irthlingborough


16/01073/FUL (02/07/2016) (Info)

Installation of two sprinkler tanks and pump house, two generators, lorry wash, 120,000 fuel tank

and external access stairs in accordance with planning permission 15/01506/AMD and reserved matters at vehicle depot and adjacent land Kettering Road Islip

Kings Cliffe

16/00838/FUL (09/07/2016)

(Art8) Change of use of land and buildings from agriculture to use for the keeping of horses and

construction of canter track at land south of Hall Farm Hall Yard Kings Cliffe

Little Addington

16/01104/FUL (09/07/2016)

(LB/CA) To erect a 3.0 x 3.0m summerhouse situated at the bottom of the garden on a concrete base 150m stone with 100m of concrete at 1 Rose Cottages Chapel Hill Little Addington NN14 4BG


16/01004/FUL (02/07/2016) (Info)

Change of use of existing agricultural barn to children’s play centre and cafe with associated

parking area at Woodbine Farm Oundle Road Lutton  PE8 5ND


16/00966/FUL (02/07/2016) (Info)

Single storey tourism lodge at agricultural building rear of Lilypad Northfield Lane Nassington



16/01018/FUL (02/07/2016) (Info)

Construction of a detached single storey garage and store at Lamorna Glapthorn Road Oundle


16/01025/FUL (02/07/2016) (Info)

Two storey rear and side extension at 98 Glapthorn Road Oundle  PE8 4PS

16/01047/LBC (09/07/2016)


Replacement of previous removed canopy, replacement cellar doors, construction of boundary wall

to West Street, ventilation and repairs to basement at 98 West Street Oundle PE8 4EF

16/01074/FUL and 16/01075/LBC (09/07/2016) (LB/CA)(LBRegs)

Demolish existing  flat roofed single storey side extension and outhouse, construct two storey side extension (with ground floor kitchen accessed as existing and first floor bathroom accessed through gable from master bedroom at first floor level extension) at 4 Mill Road Oundle

16/01098/LBC (09/07/2016)

(LBRegs) Internal refurbishment works including the removal of a staircase and creation of new flooring, removal and erection of internal walls and glazed partitions, exposing previously covered over fire places, additional acoustic wall linings and renewing female and male WCs. Upgrade of lighting internally and structural repair work to be carried out to an external lintel at The Gascoigne

Building 3 North Street Oundle  PE8 4AL


16/01119/REM (09/07/2016)

(Art8) Construction of accessible parking spaces for visitors to the open space area pursuant to planning permission 15/01051/VAR dated 13.8.15  -Variation of condition 13 – to increase floorspace limits –  pursuant to planning permission 11/00700/OUT Outline: Demolition of existing buildings, development of employment park including A3/4/5, B1b and c, B8, C1, D1 and D2 uses together with access, parking areas and open space (all matters reserved except for access) at Phase 2 Warth Park Way Raunds


16/00701/FUL (02/07/2016) (Info)

Single storey side extension at 43 St Margarets Avenue Rushden  NN10 9YQ

16/00968/FUL (02/07/2016) (Info)

Residential Development – Five  two-bedroom dwellings and  one one -bedroom dwelling

including change of use from commercial to residential at 206 Wellingborough Road Rushden

16/01034/VAR (02/07/2016) (Info)

Variation of condition 2  to allow  increase of footprint and height, and alterations to appearance

and siting of building pursuant to planning permission13/01468/FUL dated 27.8.13 New garage

with MOT facility including remodelling redundant parking area at Plot 16 and car park Sanders Lodge Industrial Estate Rushden

16/01045/FUL (02/07/2016) (Info)

Extend the rear of the property for a new kitchen/diner on the ground floor, replacing existing conservatory.  Overall dimensions 6.8m x 4m. Extension of bedrooms on first floor. To build attached garage to replace existing car port with the addition of 1m forward of the house to replace existing porch at 322 Newton Road Rushden  NN10 0SY


16/01046/VAR (09/07/2016) (LB/CA) Variation of condition 12 – plans – pursuant to application 15/01801/FUL – Demolition and redevelopment of site to form residential scheme with 9 no. two bedroom units and car parking at former garage High Street South Rushden

16/01048/FUL (02/07/2016) (Info)

Two storey side extension at 10 Lavender Way Rushden  NN10 0NQ

16/01049/VAR (09/07/2016)

(LB/CA) Variation of condition 3 to allow Saturday and Sunday opening pursuant to application

15/01216/FUL – Change of use from meeting room (D1) to cafe (A3) at 15 – 21 Church Street

Rushden  NN10 9YU

16/01051/FUL (02/07/2016) (Info)

Construction of crazy golf facility for temporary period of two years from occupation together with

cafe extension and additional toilet facilities at Rushden Golf Range 135 Bedford Road Rushden

NN10 0SA

16/01068/FUL (02/07/2016) (Info)

Garage conversion at 59 Clover Drive Rushden  NN10 0UE

16/01072/FUL (02/07/2016) (Info)

Retrospective planning for detached garage at 193 St Margarets Avenue Rushden

16/01086/VAR (02/07/2016) (Info)

Variation of Condition 2 to allow for the installation of a mezzanine to the rear of the unit pursuant

to application 16/00452/FUL: Change of use from B8 warehouse to A1 retail dated 06.05.16 at

Unit 6 Brindley Close Rushden  NN10 6EN

16/01087/FUL (02/07/2016) (Info)

Proposed conversion of ground floor commercial space into six flats at 216 Wellingborough Road

Rushden  NN10 9SX

16/01094/FUL (02/07/2016) (Info)

Proposed rear extension including extension to existing conservatory, conversion of existing garage and raised decking area at 12 St Marys Avenue Rushden  NN10 9EP



16/00944/FUL (02/07/2016)

(Info) Erection of detached garage with playroom/study over at 6 Marks Close Stanwick NN9 6UB

16/01023/OUT (02/07/2016) (Info)

One bedroom dwelling at 2 Needham Road Stanwick NN9 6QU

16/01100/FUL (02/07/2016) (Info)

Single storey extension to rear of property to extend kitchen along full width of the house. Two new

doors will be added to the house at 4 High Street Stanwick  NN9 6QA


16/00863/LBC (09/07/2016)

(LBRegs) Installation of new wood burner and flue at Brewery Cottage Main Street Sudborough NN14 3BX


16/01096/OUT (09/07/2016)

(Art8) Construction of a two storey detached dwelling house at Lornel Main Street Tansor  PE8 5HS


16/00865/FUL (09/07/2016)

(LB/CA) Single and two storey rear extension and loft conversion to main house with single storey extension to rear of garage at The Brambles Main Street Thurning  PE8 5RB


16/00917/FUL (09/07/2016)


Conversion of outbuilding to form artist’s studio and store at 6 High Street Titchmarsh NN14 3DF


16/00964/FUL (09/07/2016)

(LB/CA) Demolition of existing front and rear extensions. Replacement of existing roof including replacement of existing cement asbestos roof tiles with new slate. Installation of two rear roof lights. Demolition of existing side attached stone sheds and erection of singe storey side extension at Oakdene, Twywell, . at Oakdene Lower Street Twywell



16/01063/FUL (09/07/2016)

(LB/CA) Partial raising of main roof, raising of side wing roof, moving of front door and construction of oak framed porch to rear at Willowbrook Barn Pound Lane Woodnewton

Cauliflower Cheese & Onion Pie

It is summer and although this is a real winter warmer, it has been cold of late and really this dish is good all year round and is easy to make. I have used cauliflower and onion in this recipe, but I have also made it with leeks & fennel which works just as well. It’s a plate pie with the pastry bottom but there is no waste as the overlapping pastry is just folded on top!

Cauliflower Cheese & Onion Pie

You will need:


300g shortcrust pastry – homemade or shop bought

1 medium cauliflower, cut into florets

1 onion, sliced into cubes

30g butter

25g flour or cornflour

½ pint milk

2 tsp grain mustard (or any other mustard)

100g hard cheese such as a strong cheddar, grated – add more for extra cheesiness

1 egg

Salt & pepper to taste

Splash of oil for frying



You will need 1 oven proof dinner plate or dish. Pre-heat the oven to 180C or gas mark 4. Cook the cauliflower florets in boiling salted water until just cooked, but still firm rather than falling apart. Drain well and let them steam dry without a lid. (TIP – if you put them back into the dry pan and place the pan over the heat for a few seconds, it will evaporate any excess water). To make the cheese sauce, melt the butter in a saucepan with a splash of oil and over a medium heat fry the onions for 5 minutes until softened. Add the flour or cornflour and stir until it is all mixed in and the onions are coated, cook for 2 or 3 minutes. Add the milk a little at a time, stirring all the time to avoid any lumps. If there are some lumps of flour, whisk it until the lumps have gone (remember the onions will still be lumpy!) Once all the milk is added, gently simmer the sauce for 4 or 5 minutes to ensure the flour is cooked through and you have a thick sauce. Stir in the mustard then salt and pepper to taste. Take the sauce off the heat and stir in most of the grated cheese – keep a handful back to add on top. Mix the sauce in with the cauliflower and set aside to cool. On a lightly floured surface, roll out the pastry into a round shape that is approximately 1/8 inch in thickness and hangs over the plate by a couple of inches or so all the way round – no need to trim it. Place the pastry over the plate. Pour the cauliflower mix onto the middle of the pastry. Lift the overhanging edges of the pastry and fold them over on top of the cauliflower. You should now have a half open pie, showing the cauliflower mix in the middle. Whisk the egg and brush it all over the pastry. Sprinkle the remaining cheese over the cauliflower middle and bake in the oven for 25 to 30 minutes until it is nice and golden brown. Enjoy!


Recipe by Donna Thomas



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Tax Efficient Life Insurance on offer from Cozens & Dean

We’ve been speaking to Matt at Cozens & Dean about a great new product offering…it’s called Relevant Life and basically means a limited company can now pay the premiums for their directors and employees life & critical illness insurance premiums, which is classed as an allowable business expense, not a p11d benefit and works out up to 50% cheaper than paying for it personally.

We asked Matt to tell us more…

“Here at Cozens & Dean – now known as  ‘C&D Business Protection Specialists’ are really excited to have just launched a new product which is specially tailored for Limited Companies – it’s the only policy like it in the WHOLE OF THE UK.”


WHAT DOES IT DO?                                                                     


It’s an individual Life and/or Critical Illness policy for directors and employees which benefits them and their families, however, the big difference is, the company pays the premiums. Unlike conventional Relevant Life policies, you can now include Critical Illness Cover!




For every £100 you personally spend (food, groceries, fuel etc), if you’re a middle rate tax payer – you have to earn £172.41 gross.


For every £100 the company spends on a ‘Relevant Life’ policy the net cost to the company is £80.




  • Personal Cover the business pays for – not you!

If you have existing cover that you pay for, you can SAVE up to 49% by putting it through the company


  • Reduces the Company’s Corporation Tax bill

All premiums are classed as a business expense and therefore offset against the Company’s profits


  • It is not classed as a benefit in kind (p11D)


  • The policy pays out to yourself or your family – you choose who benefits, which is the same as conventional personal plans.



There’s not much left that you can put through your company and personally benefit from without being taxed.

This is the BIGGEST product to hit Limited Companies in years.




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If that was not enough, if you want even more clothes for your rail (or to wear yourself) you can buy them at 50% staff discount.12987049_1087340281332614_313643507109372033_n

You’ll get full training in how to start selling and when you do you can earn from 20% – 35% in commission.11811313_956581367741840_6925934634831891557_n

There are no targets to hit, no pressure just great fun to be had selling beautiful clothes and using your 50% staff discount too.  Plus there are the usual incentives along the way – prizes, holidays to win etc if you are motivated that way.

Typically showing clothes to family and friends and spending around 3-5 hours per week could earn you around £150-£400 per month, but if you want to spend more time on your business, and we’re sure you will. Spend more than 12 hours a week on your business and you could earn over £1000 a month – we’re sure you’ll want to spend time doing what you love.

If you want to know more about Captain Tortue, earn money from fashion and join my team you can email or call me on 07799 627789 for a no obligation chat.