Ben Kilby (Kings Lynn)

Ben trained with Whitings LLP at the King’s Lynn office and has been with the firm since 2003. He qualified as a member of the AAT in 2007 and then a fellow member in 2012. In 2016, he started building up his own portfolio of work. He has extensive experience of many software packages including Xero, Quickbooks Online, Sage Line 50, Farmplan, Landmark Key accounts and Sage 50 forecasting. He uses these for a whole range of bookkeeping services including preparing VAT Returns and the production management accounts. Out of work hours he enjoys reading, gardening and spending time with the family alongside voluntary teaching.

My Latest Blogs
13th October 2021 Look out! Sage 50cloud Accounts v28 update

From Monday 18th October 2021, clients using Sage50 Accounts will be sent a software update for version 28.   Some of the new features of the software:   New – customisable business dashboard showing you key business information, without the need to run numerous reports New – access the Sage 50cloud Accounts Help Centre directly…

4th May 2021 Sage 50 VAT ‘T’ codes

Sage50 VAT T codes (from v27.1 onwards):   T0 – Zero rated transactions T1 – Standard rated transactions – Currently 20% T2 – Exempt transactions T4 – Sale of goods to VAT registered customers in EC T5 – Lower Rate – Currently 5% T7 – Zero rated purchases of goods from suppliers in EC T8…

25th March 2021 I hear a rumour…

I hear a rumour that Lloyds Agricultural banking team based in Edinburgh has been disbanded and merged within other teams around the country. Although some within the new regional teams may have some knowledge of agriculture it has been suggested that customers felt that this was not important. It seems that the agricultural specialism within…

1st December 2020 New Version: KEYPrime Version 9.5

If you use the rural business software KEYPrime from Landmark Systems, look out for the new version of the software 9.5. What are some of the new features?   Batch Entry – A faster way to enter data New and improved – Diary function Store Web links to documentation (View documents saved to Auto-entry, Receipt…

1st May 2020 EU Settlement Scheme – How are you involved?

After reading a recent article in British Farmer & Grower magazine, it reminded me that although we as a country are going through a major pandemic right now, there is life after this. But what will life be like on Farms of the future with the majority of the seasonal workers having come from the…

12th December 2019 VAT Surcharge

Have you or your business received one between 23 April 2018 and 31 January 2019?   If so, you may want to check if it has been dated. If it has not been dated you may be in for a refund. Any surcharge liability notice or surcharge liability notice extensions are invalid if they have…

23rd July 2018 MTD for VAT – FARMPLAN READY!

As of 18 July 2018, HMRC has issued a list of software suppliers supporting Making Tax Digital for VAT. Amongst the list is Farmplan, the only agricultural software supplier. Farmplan has met the criteria HMRC have stipulated for Beta testing. It shows that Farmplan is committed to providing software that is compatible for MTD for…

4th November 2016 Farm Accounting

Farm Accounts: Reached the Cloud? As technology has advanced in Agriculture and more bespoke equipment is being used day in day out, is it time for farmers to reach for the cloud? Can farm accounts software meet this challenge…..Yes they can! Over the past few months we have been working closely with Quickbooks Online to…

17th August 2016 Electronic Data Input

IT Savvy Farmers: AF Online Link helps automate book-keeping. Do you have an account with the buying group Anglia Farmers Ltd? Are you tired of entering invoices manually into your accounting software? Anglia Farmers have an online link called ‘AF Interactive’. Throughout the month Anglia Farmers publish their members invoices to this online portal. During…

6th February 2016 Book-keeping

How do I keep my business records? Have you just started in business? Are you at the stage of wondering what bookkeeping records you should keep? The law states: “That if you have to send H M Revenue and Customs a tax return you must keep all records and documents you need to complete the…