The Confederation of British Industry (CBI) and Pearson have completed their Education & Skills annual report for 2019, surveying businesses and trade associations. The report reveals that 84% of firms are expecting to maintain or increase investment in training their workforce. The report finds that whilst technical education is highly valued, those surveyed believe that the apprenticeship levy requires urgent reform. A summary of the key findings is available here. This article focuses on the CBI urging the government not to restrict how the levy is spent.