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Tax-efficient investments are high risk

It’s important to consider all the risks before recommending a tax-efficient investment.

These are high-risk investments that put capital at risk. The value of these investments, and any income from them, can fall as well as rise. Investors may not get back the full amount invested.

In addition, the shares of smaller companies and VCTs can fall or rise in value more than shares listed on the main market of the London Stock Exchange. These types of investments are long-term and liquidity isn’t guaranteed.

Investors also need to be aware that tax treatment will depend on their personal circumstances, and tax rules could change in future. Tax reliefs also depend on the companies invested in maintaining their qualifying status for the relevant relief.

Jessica Franks, Head of Tax

VCTs, EIS and BPR-qualifying investments are not suitable for everyone. Any recommendation should be based on a holistic review of your client's financial situation, objectives and needs. We do not offer investment or tax advice. Issued by Octopus Investments Limited, which is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. Registered office: 33 Holborn, London, EC1N 2HT. Registered in England and Wales No. 03942880. Issued: October 2020. CAM010298.

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