Protesters in favour of a basic income for all Swiss citizens in Zurich
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Switzerland to hold referendum on 'basic income'

A referendum in Switzerland this weekend will decide whether the country introduces a guaranteed "unconditional basic income" for the whole population.

Under the plan each citizen will receive an equal monthly payment of 2,500 Swiss francs (£1,755; $2,554), regardless of their circumstances.

Imogen Foulkes reports.

  • 03 Jun 2016
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