Firms told to prepare for no-deal Brexit

Image copyright Getty Images Businesses that trade with the EU need to take steps now to prepare for the possibility of a no-deal Brexit, a government minister has warned.Financial Secretary to the Treasury Mel Stride told the BBC's Today programme "there is a call to action now".HMRC has published an update to its advice on…

Boeing to upgrade software on Ethiopian Airlines crash jet

Image copyright AFP/Getty Image caption France's BEA has released a photo of one of the black boxes recovered from the Ethiopian Airlines crash site Boeing will roll out a software upgrade for its grounded 737 Max aircraft in the coming weeks, following the Ethiopian Airlines crash that killed 157 people. The US planemaker expects the…

'Self-promoters' cheat the system at work

Image copyright Getty Images You might have seen their strategically self-regarding emails or watched their self-inflating egos in work meetings.But business school researchers have identified a type of employee who manages to look busy and successful, without actually doing anything useful.The productivity study examined 28 UK workplaces and found staff who appeared to be "highly…

Can tech help plug the healthcare gap?

More of us are living for longer than we did 100 years ago. But ageing populations around the world are putting pressure on healthcare. Can innovation plug the gap?This is part of the BBC's Disruptors series. You can read the full article here.Graphic designer: Gerry Fletcher; producer: Ben King

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey criticised for 'tone deaf' Myanmar tweets

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Jack Dorsey said he had travelled to Myanmar for a meditation retreat last month Twitter's chief executive has been criticised for promoting Myanmar as a tourist destination despite widespread allegations of human rights abuses in the country.In a series of tweets, Jack Dorsey said he had travelled to northern Myanmar…

Taxi and private hire drivers to face enhanced criminal record checks

Image copyright Getty Images Taxi and private hire drivers could have to pass enhanced criminal record checks before being granted a licence.Under the scheme, every council in England would be told to carry out checks on all applicants.Current guidelines allow councils to set their own driver standards, including whether to make the checks.The plans also…