Switzerland has voted by an overwhelming majority to reject proposals for a universal basic income..

Around 78 per cent of voters have rejected the policy, according to projections from the national broadcaster SRF1.

Had it passed, anyone legally residing in Switzerland would have received suggested basic income of 2,500SFr (£1,755) every month whether they worked or not.

Supporters of the basic income had said that half the work done in Switzerland is unpaid, such as housework and care in the community.

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