The relevant provisions1 of the Pensions Act 2004 apply to a pension scheme managed by or on behalf of the Crown as they apply to other pension schemes; and, accordingly, references in those provisions to a person in his capacity as a trustee or manager of, or person prescribed in relation to, a pension scheme include the Crown, or a person acting on behalf of the Crown, in that capacity2. The relevant provisions apply to persons employed by or under the Crown in like manner as if such persons were employed by a private person; and references in those
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