About Stuart Hinnigan FCA CTA

Stuart’s career in accountancy began when he joined Preston based Moore and Smalley in 1994 following his graduation from Lancaster University. He qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1997 and then chose to specialise in taxation, qualifying as a Chartered Tax Adviser in 1999 before going on to become a Partner in the firm.

He joined Scott & Wilkinson as a Partner in 2009 and his current role involves providing tax planning advice to business and private clients covering the whole range of taxes. He also advises on business start ups, re-organisations, raising finance, business valuations, acquisitions and disposals. In addition, Stuart looks after a portfolio of clients operating in a range of sectors including leisure and tourism, property and construction, agriculture and also acts for a number of charities.

Stuart is married with two children and enjoys all sports especially rugby and football. He also enjoys travelling and spending time with his family.



Extra time to prepare for MTD for Income Tax Self-Assessment

7th October 2021

Recently HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) announced that businesses will have an extra year to prepare for the digitalisation of Income Tax.

Hospitality Industry – Increased VAT Rate

23rd September 2021

From 1 October 2021, there will be a further change to the temporary VAT rate for those in the hospitality industry making supplies of catering, holiday accommodation, and admissions to attractions. The VAT rate will increase from 5% to 12.5% for 6 months before reverting back to the standard 20% ra

Memberships & Accreditations

When appointing a firm of accountants it is important to check that they are appropriately registered and regulated.

Our clients can be assured that Scott & Wilkinson are registered with the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales to carry out audit work in the United Kingdom and regulated for a range of investment business activities.

We are also registered with the Chartered Institute of Taxation as a firm of Chartered Tax advisors. 

Any use of the term "partner", if used, indicates a member of Scott & Wilkinson LLP or an employee of Scott & Wilkinson LLP with equivalent standing and does not indicate that a partnership exists for the purposes of the Partnership Act 1980.