Statement from Bryn 4 June

It has become apparent that a third-party training organisation has contacted many firms of accountants to advise The Smart Training Group has closed down.

This is not correct.

I have not given permission for my name to be used in those emails and none was requested. It is at best economical with the facts.

Invoices and credits

The only invoices raised by The Smart Training Group before Mercia took over were for the March 2020 courses.

None of the of the courses were held and ALL invoices were credited.

If you had paid for your March invoices a refund has been issued to you.

Before asking for a statement of account, refund etc please may we ask you check your records?

Mercia Group takes over


Changes, Bowie sang about Changes, but so did Lyndsay Lohan and so did Bananarama so you can’t have everything. Actually, you can…

Changes at The Smart Training Group

It has been taken over by Mercia-Group. You don’t have to be a genius to work out why – virus and all that.


I have always tried to explain decisions and this one is no different:

Webinar feedback

Dean has removed the comments section (by mistake) on his facebook page but here are some comments we received

This is fantastic – finally an organisation that isn’t trying to make money on the back of these very challenging times. I have also found the content extremely useful. Well done to all involved.

Kind regards

Free webinars about tax and the virus

Dean Wootten, tax presenter known to all of you, has prepared, for us, free webinars on the Tax implications of the virus.

1. Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme
2. Self-employment income support scheme
3. Coronavirus tax deferrals

They are absolutely free of charge. We have put them on YouTube – which appears to be a site where lots of videos are posted – well, who knew?

The 2020 course programme

The 2020 course programme for March - early May might change a little. It depends on whether there is Spring 2020 Budget or not.

As soon as the position is clear full details will be posted on the website. If a budget date is announced in December we will aim to have the revised schedule available in January.

If there is no Budget in the Spring of 2020 the schedule will run as planned

Course on 15 November

Remember the course in Wilmslow on 15 November will now commence at 9.30am and not 9.00am

  • Company tax update
  • 9.30am to 12.30pm
  • Deanwater Hotel, Wilmslow
  • 15 November 2019

    If you have booked on this course your practice has already been advised of this change