291. Forfeiture, etc.

An entitlement to a pension 1under an occupational pension scheme2 or a right to a future pension under such a scheme cannot generally be forfeited3; but this general rule does not prevent forfeiture by reference to a transaction or purported transaction which under the provisions relating to the inalienability of occupational pensions4 is of no effect5, whether or not that event occurred before or after the pension became payable6. Where such forfeiture occurs, any pension which was, or would but for the forfeiture have become, payable may, if the trustees or managers7 of the scheme so determine, be paid