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Interview: should people with people with learning disabilities be exempted from minimum wage protection?

Businesswoman and charity-founder Rosa Monckton starkly divided opinion when she made the case for people with learning disabilities to be exempted from minimum wage protection. Her argument, first published in The Spectator earlier this year, was that it would create more job openings for a group wrestling unemployment rates of 94 percent. Many came to hear of the social enterprise founder’s proposal second-hand, through follow-up reaction pieces penned by other writers – of which there were many – or social media posts. She was speaking as the mother of a child with learning disabilities soon to reach workable age. She


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