An investment bank in London’s east could be left without cash for months as it struggles to get new loans to cover the costs of investing in the city’s pension funds.
Unluckily for the pension funds, which have long been the biggest beneficiaries of the state pension, there’s a catch.
The state pensions fund is the biggest source of funding for the funds in the UK and they get more than £6 billion each year in public funds from it.
It is expected to come under more pressure from the government as it prepares to cut the state pensions for everyone.
“It is a very difficult time to invest in the pensions in the pension schemes,” said Mark Karpinski, a fund manager at Unlucks.
“The funding is being cut.
There are a lot of big problems, so it is going to be difficult to invest.”
Pension funds are already in trouble The pension funds were expected to have a net surplus of £5.6bn last year, according to a new study by the Resolution Foundation think tank.
But now that money is gone and they will need to rely on private-sector funding for at least the next five years, it is not looking too bright.
It may be too early to tell whether the money the funds had is enough to fund them for years to come.
“There is no doubt that the pension fund is in serious trouble and it has to cut back to the bone to pay for things that are not there,” said Mr Karpinskisaid.
The pension fund’s financial troubles stem from the collapse in the value of the pound following the Brexit vote and Brexit-related austerity measures that the government introduced.
Private-sector fund managers are also facing pressure from other investors, with the value in the London Stock Exchange falling sharply this year.
Private funds are expected to be in financial trouble again this year as well.
The funds, based in the capital, have long had trouble attracting investors.
“If you look at the pension scheme and how it has been run over the last few years, there are not a lot investors interested in investing,” Mr Kompinski said.
“We have not been successful at attracting any investment from private- or institutional investors.
It seems like we are a one-hit wonder.”
What will the money be used for?
The government is also planning to cut pensions for the rest of the population for the next two years, and for people aged 65 and over, in 2020.
Those cuts are set to take effect at the end of the year, meaning that many pension funds will struggle to make any money from the new tax and spend the money on their own plans.
It could take up to two years to make sure all pension funds have enough funds to cover pension contributions, and that the money is safe to invest.
But Mr Korpinski said the funds were “trying to make the best of a bad situation”.
“The pension funds would be looking to invest the money in the private sector and they are looking for funding that is sustainable,” he said.
In order to be funded, they need to invest enough into the private market.
That means if there is no private funding available, they are likely to have to use some of the money they get from the state to pay off existing debt.
Mr Kipinski said that is a “bad scenario” because they would be forced to reduce their own spending, and if they have to rely heavily on the pension plan, they could go bust.
“What we are seeing is that the funds have to go back into the market,” he added.
“That is what they will be looking at doing.”
He said that if there were no money for the private funds, they may have to reduce pension contributions to match.
“You can see that pension fund managers have to make decisions about pension contributions and how much they are going to contribute to the scheme, but if they don’t have the funding, then the funds are going out of business,” he explained.
The government will also be cutting the public funding it gives to the city of London’s transport network.
That could be very damaging for the transport network, which has had to cope with many of the major traffic jams and air pollution problems caused by the government’s plans to cut pollution.
Transport Minister Anthony Watkins said that the London Underground had a “very, very high level of financial sustainability” and it was “absolutely critical that we protect this financial sustainability for the London transport system”.
He said the Government would “continue to ensure that London is a great place to live, to work and to visit, but also to invest and grow”.