This post relates to Northern Rock. The company was nationalised in February 2008. The shares were delisted from the London Stock Exchange in February 2008. An announcement was made on 30 March 2010 that shareholders would receive no compensation from the UK government as a result of the nationalisation. My broker has told me that despite the announcement of 30 March, that I am still unable to close my short position. I am looking for any help / guidance you can provide regarding how / if / when I can close my short position. So far I have called: My broker, who suggested that I contact CREST (https://www.euroclear.com/site/public/EUI) I contacted CREST, who suggested that I contact the LSE I contacted someone at the LSE, who said that they mainly look after broker to broker trading, and that I should contact the FSA, who look after the broker/client relationship. I contacted the FSA consumer helpline (http://www.fsa.gov.uk/Pages/consumerinformation/consumer_contact/index.shtml) who suggested that I contact the UK listing authority (44 20 7066 8333). I contacted the UK listing authority, who said that I should contact the FSA consumer helpline. So I'm going round in circles, and unfortunately not really getting any guidance regarding if and when I can close the short position. Any help that you can provide would be greatly appreciated.