Hickey increased his stake from 0.34 per cent to 4.04 per cent and Streatfield went from 0.22 per cent ownership to 1.68 per cent.
They made a combined cash payment of £237,000 as part of the company’s employee benefit trust allocations.
Lighthouse executive chairman David Hickey says: “Cash payments in excess of £200,000 by directors represent a very substantial commitment to Lighthouse.”
There has been speculation that today’s pre-Budget report might propose the removal of the tax advantages of employee benefit trusts.
Lighthouse denies the move was timed to pre-empt any changes.