Geneva tax take higher than expected

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Geneva says tax receipts will be higher than expected.

Together with a payment from the Swiss National Bank, the extra money can cut the deficit and give public sector workers a better pay deal.

Tax income will be CHF 27m more than forecast and the central bank is sending a further CHF 117m. 

The extra money means state workers could get a 2% rise instead of the currently offered 1.35%.

Geneva is in the red by CHF 420m.

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