If a business that you have invested in fails either the business or ourselves will contact you to notify you of this.
Investing in start-ups and early stage businesses involves risks including illiquidity, lack of dividends, loss of investment and dilution. Investors should therefore implement a diversification strategy when building an investment portfolio. Diversification involves spreading your money across multiple investments and, as an investor, will give you greater peace of mind that your investments will be sustained in adverse market conditions, and that losses will be cushioned. However, it will not lessen all types of risk.
Claiming loss relief
If shares are disposed of at a loss, the investor can elect that the amount of the loss, less Income Tax relief given, can be set against income of the year in which they were disposed or, on income of the previous year instead of being set off against any capital gains.